Records: Guantanamo inmate injured in CIA custody

Lawyer arguing torture motion says Guantanamo prisoner suffered head injury in CIA custody

Records: Guantanamo inmate injured in CIA custody

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) -- A lawyer for one of the so-called "high-value" prisoners at Guantanamo says health records show the man suffered a head injury while being held and interrogated by the CIA.

Attorney James Connell says Ammar al-Baluchi told medical officials at the U.S. base in Cuba of his injury shortly after he arrived in September 2006. The records show he suffered memory loss and hallucinations as a result of the injury but do not say how it occurred.

Al-Baluchi is charged with aiding the Sept. 11 attack.

Connell disclosed the records Wednesday during a hearing on whether secrecy rules violate the Convention Against Torture. The international treaty requires that torture victims be allowed to make a formal complaint about mistreatment.

Connell says the government took no action to address al-Baluchi's complaint.

Updated : 2021-03-09 16:31 GMT+08:00