Mohamedou Ould Slahi, an innocent man from Mauritania, describes his experience of extraordinary rendition in the US global war on terror in the book Guantánamo Diary. He continues to be held in Guantánamo Bay Cuba prison without charges since 2002.
An excerpt from his book describes his experience in Bagram prison in Afghanistan before being transferred to Guantánamo prison:
"Detainees were not allowed to talk to each other, but we enjoyed looking at each other. The punishment for talking was hanging the detainee by the hands with his feet barely touching the ground. I saw an Afghani detainee who passed out a couple of times while hanging from his hands. The medics 'fixed' him and hung him back up. Other detainees were luckier: they were hung for a certain time and then released. Most of the detainees tried to talk while they were hanging, which made the guards double their punishment. There was a very old Afghani fellow who reportedly was arrested to turn over his son. The guy was mentally sick; he couldn’t stop talking because he didn’t know where he was, nor why. I don’t think he understood his environment, but the guards kept dutifully hanging him. It was so pitiful. One day one of the guards threw him on his face, and he was crying like a baby."