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White Noise

“This is the interrogation log of Mohammed al-Qahtani. It is being published in real time: each entry will appear exactly seven years after it was first recorded. The interrogation took place at Guantanamo Bay.
All times are GMT-5.”

So begins an extraordinarily harrowing project at detainee063.com by Alan Trotter, who runs the design-oriented blog greaterthanequalto.net. The details–banal, sadistic, obsessive–make the incarceration and torture at Guantanamo all that much more palpable. Trotter is also gradually releasing the journals as a Twitter feed, trying to re-create the grinding sense of time’s passing in the interrogation log.

One fairly typical segment from today’s entry, seven years ago, reads:

1630

Detainee was exercised and taken to the bathroom. Detainee returned to booth and subjected to white noise.

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