Gitmo prisoner says CIA officers shoved a running garden hose into his rectum: report
The US flag at the US Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on August 6, 2013 (AFP Photo/Chantal Valery)

On Friday, The Daily Beast reported that Majid Khan, a former courier for al-Qaeda facing sentencing for war crimes, told jurors on Thursday in graphic detail about the torture he allegedly faced at the hands of CIA officers at the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba — the first ever inmate to go into detail about his personal story.

"Khan said he was imprisoned naked with only a hood to cover his head, repeatedly taken to the point of drowning by being doused in freezing cold water, and suspended from a ceiling beam for hours on end," reported Jamie Ross. "He also alleged that CIA agents pumped water into his rectum with a 'green garden hose' when he refused orders to drink, recounting: 'They connected one end to the faucet, put the other in my rectum and they turned on the water.'"

According to the report, Khan said he was so traumatized by the torture that he "began to hallucinate a cow and a giant lizard charging at him inside his cell."

As part of the plea agreement, Khan will serve a sentence that will end anywhere from this year to 2025 at the latest, depending on the jury deliberations. After his sentence is complete, he will be released to another country that is willing to accept him.