Criminal Justice for Criminal Policy: Prosecuting Abuses of Detainees in U.S. Counterterrorism Operations

ICTJ; Carolyn Patty Blum, Lisa Magarrell, Marieke Wierda
Download document

The report documents that practices that included slamming detainees into walls, extended sleep deprivation, suspending them by the arms, forced nudity, threats, prolonged shackling in uncomfortable positions and disrespect of the Qur'an, were the result of officially sanctioned policies and, as such, should be regarded as "system crimes."