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Ghezali Feared Execution

Published måndag 25 oktober 2004 kl 14.38

Classified Foreign Ministry documents concerning the Swede Mehdi Ghezali, who was released from the Guantanamo base prison, have now been shown to a Swedish journalist, Nils Funcke.

Revealing his findings to the Dagens Nyheter newspaper, Funcke claims Foreign Ministry officials found Ghezali to be in deep shock, paralyzed and confused during their first visits.

The reports point to harsh treatment but claim there was no sign of torture, something Funcke questions in light of Ghezalis accounts and articles published in the New York Times. These accounts claim methods such as strong lighting and loud music were used to deprive prisoners of sleep during long interviews.

Ghezali is said to have feared for his life, the general consensus among prisoners during his time there was that the only way out of Guantanamo for most was the electric chair.

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