Tuesday, March 01, 2005

TV 'recreates Guantanamo torture'

I ask, "is this the new "Inquisition" of our times? Not this show but the torture methods now being used by the US apparently around the world.

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | TV and Radio | TV 'recreates Guantanamo torture':

"TV 'recreates Guantanamo torture'"
The Guantanamo Guidebook was made by Channel 4 using declassified documents about the US camp, producers said.

The methods used on seven volunteers in the show included religious and sexual humiliation, forced nudity, sleep deprivation and extreme temperatures.

The US government has denied using torture at the camp in Cuba, where many detainees are held without charge.

The show's volunteers - who were told what they would go through - were locked in a warehouse with cages, interrogation rooms and surveillance equipment for 48 hours.

'Challenges viewers'

One left after seven hours because of the onset of hypothermia and another two vomited during their "detentions".