PESHAWAR, Pakistan — An Afghan man freed from the U.S. detention center for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, said Saturday that he was stripped naked and photographed the day he arrived, but was not tortured during three years at the camp. He said his interrogators asked over and over: "Do you know Osama?"
Abdul Rahim Muslim Dost, 42, said he and his brother were arrested at their home in Pakistan on Nov. 17, 2001, by Pakistani intelligence agents and eventually taken to the U.S. military base at Bagram, north of the Afghan capital, Kabul. After about 11 weeks there, he was flown to Guantanamo.
"First I was questioned by Pakistani security men. Then American men and women also started to interrogate me. They had only one question: Do you know Osama?" Dost said, referring to Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
"I told them that you have made Osama so popular that even children and mad people know him very well," he said.