US Guantánamo guard kicked Koran

The US has given details of how guards mishandled copies of the Koran at its Guantánamo Bay prison, including a case of one copy being deliberately kicked. The US listed five incidents of mishandling at the Cuban facility, including the splashing of urine and water on copies of the Koran.

The report said most of the cases were accidental or unintentional. It also said that there were a number of cases where detainees had desecrated the Koran by ripping pages, urinating on it and trying to flush it down a toilet.

BBC News, 4 June 2005