It is has been revealed that lawyers for alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed have written to the UN special rapporteur on torture, asking for an investigation into his torture at Guantanamo Bay, which included being water boarded 183 times plus 7.5 straight days of sleep deprivation in a secret CIA prison.
The U.S. Desk interviewed Juan Mendez, UN special rapporteur on torture, and asked him about acts of torture in Guantanamo, where President Obama had vowed during the 2008 election campaign to close as soon as he took office.
Mendez said the case of Sheikh Mohammed should be investigated more thoroughly by him. He said that he received a conditional invitation from the U.S. government to visit Guantanamo. But, he did not accept the conditions, he added.
Mendez said that the U.S. government does not want to allow him to interview any of theGuantanamo inmates – an issue that he does in his missions in all other countries. He said such conditions are hard for him to accept.