Sunday 24 September 2017

Guantainmates' book of choice is '50 Shades of Grey'

'FIFTY Shades of Grey' is the most popular book among prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, according to military officials at the naval base.

Virginia state representative Jim Moran was a member of a congressional delegation that visited the US naval base, and said afterwards that the erotic fiction is the most popular book in the library.

"These guys are going nowhere, so what the hell," Mr Moran said. "Apparently they'd been offered the Koran, but preferred '50 Shades'".

The comments were made to a group of state representatives who visited the secretive Camp 7, a high-security penitentiary reserved for the CIA's "high-value detainees", five of whom are charged with having plotted the September 11 attacks.

Guantanamo Bay officials later refused to comment on the statements.

"We do not discuss assertions made by members of Congress," a spokesman said.

US President Obama has pledged to work towards the closure of Guantanamo Bay.

Irish Independent

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