Guantánamo filmed guards searching Qurans for contraband, but you can’t see it

The Miami HeraldJuly 28, 2014 

The U.S. military filmed troops searching captives’ Qurans inside Guantánamo’s prison building for cooperative captives — an episode blamed for sparking the prison’s long-running hunger strike, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.

The prison’s chief of staff, Navy Capt. John A. Schommer, confirmed that a single video record exists at the remote detention center in southeast Cuba, according to a July 15 response to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the Miami Herald last year while more than 100 prisoners were on the hunger strike, 36 of them being force-fed.

At the time, attorneys for some of the detainees claimed that new U.S. Army guards sparked the hunger strike by desecrating Islam’s holy book in a shakedown of the captives’ belongings — a claim the prison repeatedly denied.

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UPDATE: This items has been revise to correct the spelling of the surname of the prison's chief of staff.

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