by Jason Gregory Contributor | Photos by Shirlaine Forrest

David Gray Condemns Using Music To Torture Prisoners In Iraq

Including his own song...

 

David Gray Condemns Using Music To Torture Prisoners In Iraq Photo: Shirlaine Forrest

Singer David Gray has condemned using music – including his own – to torture prisoners.

"What we're talking about here is people in a darkened room, physically inhibited by handcuffs, bags over their heads and music blaring at them,” he told the BBC.

Gray's comments follow reports that US interrogators in Iraq have been using his track, 'Babylon', to aid their questioning of suspects.

The use of loud music is a common aid in American interrogation in both Iraq and the Guantanamo Bay detention centre.

In an interview with BBC Radio 4, Gray said it doesn't matter what music is played, the process  “is nothing but torture.”

"It doesn't matter what the music is - it could be Tchaikovsky's finest or it could be Barney the Dinosaur.

"It really doesn't matter, it's going to drive you completely nuts,” he said.


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