Guantanamo prisoner ‘tortured’ with Whitesnake’s “Here I Go Again”

Posted by on December 15, 2015

Saudi-born Shaker Aamer is a UK resident recently released from Guantanamo Bay after being accused of extreme terrorism but never was charged. The British resident, who spent 13 years imprisoned gave his first interview to the BBC detailing his incarceration including how the US authorities tried to torture him by playing Whitesnake’s “Here I Go again” as a noise-torture technique.

Aamer told the BBC about the matter:

“I used to sing it a lot, because the words, I thought the words fitted me. The words makes me feel like, yeah, it’s me again. ‘Like a drifter I was born to walk alone, ’cause I know what it means to walk alone the lonely street of dreams.’

“And it’s true because it’s just dreams. Dreams that I would be home one day, dreams that I would be free, dreams that Guantanamo would be closed.”

That totally backfired and actually gave strength to Aamer during his time there. Using metal as a torture technique isn’t news for us as we’ve talked about how the Navy have used Metallica and Demon Hunter music during their interrogations but they are on the heavier side of the spectrum; Whitesnake isn’t precisely loud or heavy to be considered torture music by many but some may think any sort of glam should be considered torture nowadays. If that’s the case, enjoy the following tune.


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