Segments in this Video

Inmate at Camp Delta (03:48)


Talal al-Zahrani describes the moment he discovered his son had died. Thousands of people attended Yasser al-Zahrani's funeral. When the father went to see his son's corpse, he discovered traces of torture.

No Governmental Intervention (02:20)

Walid Muhammad Hajj describes how Americans used dogs as a scare tactic. Americans brought over 800 prisoners to Camp X-Ray. Michael Ratner explains how no laws protected the detainees.

Bagram Airbase (03:48)

A former detainee explains how they were transported from Afghanistan to Guantanamo Bay. Cori Crider describes how the Pakistani and Afghani government sold citizens to America after September 11th. Families of prisoners hold meetings at the Quakerhouse to address common issues.

Torture Tactics (03:30)

Donald Rumsfeld approved and authorized several torture techniques to be used on Guantanamo Bay prisoners including water torture, sexual abuse, dogs, and religious harassment. The Abu Ghraib prison utilized similar tactics.

At Camp Delta (06:29)

Watch stock footage of a tour of Guantanamo Bay. Deghayes describes how he was bound, chained, and attacked by guards. Yasser arrived at Camp Delta in 2002 at only 17 years of age after surviving the Mazar-e-Sharif massacre.

Confinement (04:15)

Hajj spent seven years at Camp X-Ray and describes how guards used to desecrate the Qu'ran. Talal explains what his son endured during his incarceration. Yasser organized the prisoners to participate in hunger strikes as a form of protest.

Leaving Guantanamo Bay (03:31)

The Pakistani government handed Sami al-Hajj over to the Americans, claiming he worked for al-Qaeda and filmed Osama Bin Laden's interviews. American guards pressured the cameraman to join the CIA.

Hunger Strikes (03:57)

Al-Hajj participated in the hunger strike Yasser organized and was force-fed for over a year afterward. Hajj describes how guards and nurses caused injury by placing the feeding tube. Yasser refused to eat because of the religious harassment endured.

Deaths Occur (04:02)

Yasser and two other prisoners died on June 9th, 2006 of apparent suicides. Al-Hajj describes how authorities woke up all the prisoners and confiscated their personal belongings. Guantanamo Bay administration never informed Talal of his son's death.

Researching the Suicides (03:54)

Listen to a letter Yasser wrote to his mother before his death. Mark Denbeaux's report found that either the guards were grossly negligent or the lied about what transpired. Prisoners were constantly monitored and videotaped; Joe Hickman alleges that Camp No existed at Guantanamo Bay.

Secret Squirrel Camp (02:54)

Scott Horton describes how the CIA created a black site at Guantanamo Bay to torture prisoners away from the detainees. The FBI determined that Hickman could not have observed the suicides occurring.

New York City, 2011 (03:34)

The Center for Constitutional Rights advocates for former detainees at Guantanamo Bay. A judge dismissed Talal's case against the U.S. government citing that issues of foreign policy and national security are not the business of the courts. American coroners have yet to answer why they removed Yasser's larynx and other discrepancies.

Lausanne, Switzerland (06:12)

Patrice Mangin describes how the dead Guantanamo prisoner from Yemen also missed the larynx. The coroner asked to travel to the United States to examine it but no one responded. Talal buried Yasser's body at the Prophet's Mosque.

Credits: Death in Camp Delta (01:06)

Credits: Death in Camp Delta

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On June 9th, 2006, three detainees died inside the Guantanamo detention camp. The prison authorities said that the detainees had taken their own lives. The parents of the prisoners said that their sons were killed. Death in Camp Delta is the story of one of the deceased, Yasser Al-Zahrani from Saudi Arabia. He was only 17 years old when he came to Guantanamo in 2002. His father has filed a case against Donald Rumsfeld, stating that his son was tortured, then killed and returned to him in a box, in pieces. The Norwegian filmmaker, Erling Borgen, a professor of investigative documentary filmmaking who has produced 44 documentaries, has been to seven countries and worked for three years preparing Death in Camp Delta. He interviews released Guantanamo prisoners as well as lawyers representing the prisoners and describes a father’s struggle to find out the truth about what happened to his son.

Length: 54 minutes

Item#: BVL150250

ISBN: 978-1-64347-650-6

Copyright date: ©2011

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