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How torture is like a microwave for your mind

The last British prisoner to be released from Guantamo Bay has been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder

By Lucy Maddox  

People protest against "indefinite detentions" at Guantanamo Bay detention center and Bagram prison, in front of the White House ©AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

Shaker Aamer was released to the UK at the end of October, after 13 years detention by US authorities, without charge. The report of the US psychiatrist who assessed Aamer is available online. It directly quotes some of Aamer’s own descriptions of what he alleges happened to him. It…

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