Also some of the detainees who had been released from the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo affirmed that American interrogators did desecrate the Qur’an and that in some incidents they flushed it into the toilet and sometimes they tore up its pages to break the detainees and force them to speak.So, why did Newsweek back off it's story last year when it reported the abuse?
Amnesty, who has branded the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay a human rights failure; calling it "the gulag of our time" plans to release testimony by eight former Gitmo detainees detailing scandalous conditions at the U.S. detention center.
"It's the same scenes we know from Iraq or Afghanistan. Dogs are laid on the bodies of naked prisoners, an unimaginable humiliation for devout Muslims. At night they are exposed to bright light or deafening music. The guards herd the prisoners into a hangar where the temperature is below freezing and straight after that put them into a room as hot as a sauna. Beatings are mainly aimed at the genitals and all this is filmed with video cameras. The favourite toy of the guards is the Qur’an; they throw copies of it into toilets or tear them up," Der Spiegel quoted Dizdarevic as saying.