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Detainees held for years without trial being driven insane by US treatment: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081008/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/detainee_treatment_7


The men were interrogated by the CIA and Defense Intelligence Agency, repeatedly denied access to attorneys and mail from home and contact with anyone other than guards and their interrogators. They were deprived of natural light for months and for years were forbidden even minor distractions such as a soccer ball or a dictionary.

There he [al-Marri] was held in isolation for 16 months, denied shoes and socks for two years, and was not allowed any contact with his family for five years.

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