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Roger Waters Attacks 'Institutionalised Brutality' Of Guantanamo Bay


Pink Floyd's Roger Waters has spoken out against the torture methods used by the U.S. government at Guantanamo Bay. In an op-ed for the Daily Mail, Waters focused on the detention of a Londoner named Shaker Aamer, who was seized by the U.S. while working in Afghanistan.

"During Mr Aamer's long spell of incarceration, he has never been put on trial or even had any charges leveled against him. No human being should be subjected to such monstrous and prolonged treatment — 13 years, with no evidence produced to suggest a crime!"

Waters was informed of Aamer's plight after the prisoner sent a letter to him, quoting lyrics from his 1979 song "Hey You."

"Mr Aamer said the lyrics captured his experience in Guantanamo. I was profoundly touched that 'Hey You' had had such a resonance with him."

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