Army Staff Sergeant Joseph Hickman has made some serious allegations against CIA agents operating at Guantanamo Bay prison camp Delta.
Hickman, who was a guard at the camp in 2006, says the CIA murdered three inmates who were notorious for inciting hunger strikes and made their deaths look like suicides.
In a video interview with Vice News, Hickman describes the motive as well as the methods that he believes were used to justify and murder three people who were slated for release that had never been charged with a crime.
One of the men was 22-years-old and had been a detainee at Camp Delta since he was 17.
According to Hickman, there was a standing order that people involved in hunger strikes were not to be interrogated. He believes the three men were killed to send a message that hunger strikes wouldn’t be tolerated, and that it worked. Hunger strikes after the three men died stopped for a long period of time.
As for the way they were killed, Hickman said:
They would have had to all three tie their hands and feet together, shove rags down their throats, put a mask over their face, made a noose, hung it from the ceiling on the side of the cellblock, jumped into the noose and hung themselves simultaneously.
Hickman believes other guards from Delta haven’t come forward for fear of repercussions, as the cover-up of these murders reached as high as Rear Admiral Harry Harris, who attacked the men in an interview with Reuters after their deaths:
They have no regard for life, either ours or their own. I believe this was not an act of desperation, but an act of asymmetrical warfare waged against us.
Hickman hasn’t named any of the people he believes are responsible for the killings, but he hopes a book he has written, Murder At Camp Delta, will spark an official investigation into the event.
Watch an excerpt of the interview courtesy of Vice News. The video in its entirety can be found here.