All Guantanamo Detainees Forcibly Drugged with Scopolamine
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, new evidence has emerged that all Guantanamo Bay detainees, including David Hicks, an Australian citizen held for years at Guantanamo without charged, were involuntarily drugged with scopolamine, a substance that has a long history as a truth serum.
Recently declassified US documents revealing show that scopolamine was administered to all detainees taken to the Cuban detention center. The documents, which were standard operating procedures for nursing staff, reveal that the rationale for the drug’s use on all detainees was to prevent motion sickness.
This contradicts the advice of US military experts, who frown on scopolamine’s use for motion sickness because of its severe side effects.
Details of Hicks’ mistreatment at Guantanamo were set to emerge publicly during legal action by the Australian government to stop him receiving proceeds from his book Guantanamo: My Journey. The government subsequently abandoned the case.
Scolpolamine is also the drug many believe was administered to psychotic shooter Robert Holmes prior to the Batman Massacre
According to Hicks lawyer, Josh Dratel, Guantanamo detainees were also forced to take sedatives and other psychoactive drugs prior to their interrogation sessions. His assertions are supported, in part by an affidavit by former Guantanamo guard Brandon Neely.
According to Neely, detainees were beaten for refusing to take the medications.