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Guantanamo victims: Israel using ‘US-style’ torture

When former Guantanamo detainee Asadullah Haroon looks at pictures of Palestinians being held in Israeli prisons, the memories of abuse and torture in US detention centers come flooding back, Al Jazeera reported.

“This is the worst form of oppression,” he says. “When you are labelled as a terrorist you cannot defend yourself in any way. Without a doubt it’s the same process. They are torturing the people in the same way. I think the Americans have made this and the Israelis are implementing it.”

Haroon, who won his case against the US government for illegal imprisonment in 2021, was held without charge in the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba for 16 years following his arrest in 2007. He says Palestinians held in Israeli prisons now are enduring similar treatment to that he experienced.

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