A guard walks through a cellblock inside Camp V, a prison used to house detainees at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, March 5, 2013. REUTERS/Bob Strong
Court Orders US Gov't to Stop Guantanamo Genital Searches -- Voice of America
WASHINGTON — A U.S. federal judge has ordered the government to stop genital searches of prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention center, an act detainees’ lawyers say was aimed to break a hunger strike and discourage their clients from seeking legal counsel.
The decision by U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth on Thursday would change the examinations detainees are subject to before and after any phone call or meeting they have with their counsel.
“Specifically, guards shall be limited to grasping the waistband of the detainee’s trousers and shaking the pants to dislodge any contraband,” Lambert wrote in his ruling.
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More News On Genital Searches Being Halted At Guantanamo Prison
U.S. judge rules against new Guantanamo detainee search policy -- Reuters
Judge forbids genital searches of Guantanamo inmates before legal meetings -- Washington Post
Judge Halts Groin Searches at Guantánamo, Calling Them Abhorrent to Muslims -- New York Times
Genital searches of Guantanamo Bay detainees halted -- FOX News
Another federal judge slaps treatment of Guantanamo inmates -- McClatchy News
Judge blocks Guantanamo groin searches -- Politico
Life in Guantanamo Continues to Improve as Genital Searches Are Halted -- Atlantic Wire