The temporary ban has been in place since January. They argue that their Muslim faith forbids any contact between them and women other than their wives and immediate female relatives. Two female guards who have been assigned to the detainees, and who in the normal course of duties would escort them around the prison, have filed complaints that the ban impairs their rights under equal opportunity laws. But lawyers for the detainees say the whole dispute has been concocted as a way of disrupting the relationship between the prisoners and their legal representatives. Nevin said he believed the introduction of the female guards was an attempt to disrupt and dislocate the relationship between the detainees and their lawyers at a critical stage in the military commission process, as the prisoners have refused to attend meetings with their counsel when that involves physical contact with female guards.
During the early stages of the Iraq War , United States Army and Central Intelligence Agency personnel committed a series of human rights violations against detainees in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq ,  including physical and sexual abuse , torture , rape , sodomy , and murder. The incidents received widespread condemnation both within the United States and abroad. The administration of George W. Bush asserted that the abuses at Abu Ghraib were isolated incidents and were not indicative of U. Documents popularly known as the Torture Memos came to light a few years later.
President George W. Bush transferred more than and, so far, President Barack Obama has transferred prisoners to other countries. Obama issued an executive order his second day in office in to close the controversial prison that houses foreign fighters suspected of links to the Taliban or the al-Qaida terrorist organization.
The CIA took naked photographs of people it sent to its foreign partners for torture, the Guardian can reveal. Some human rights campaigners described the act of naked photography on unwilling detainees as a potential war crime. In some of the photos, which remain classified, CIA captives are blindfolded, bound and show visible bruises. Some photographs also show people believed to be CIA officials or contractors alongside the naked detainees.