U.S. military public affairs officers are allowed to confirm Camp 7s existence, especially lately as the Southern Command seeks $49 million from Congress to replace it with a new building.
But they cannot say anything about what goes on there, or even identify its Army commander.
In February, military spokesman said they were forbidden to elaborate on war court testimony that showed Camp 7s troops seized as banned a previously approved book by ex-FBI Agent Ali Soufan called Black Banners.
Now it seems that Guantánamos high-value Camp 7 captives are entitled to different literature the latest sign that Task Force Platinum operates under a different regime than those shown to reporters brought down regularly for tours that talk about the detention centers commitment to transparency.
Another attorney, Carlos Warner, said while his Camp 7 client, Muhammed Rahim, was interested in American popular culture he couldnt imagine him reading the Fifty Shades of Grey series sometimes referred to as mommy porn.
In March, Warner said, he handed Rahim the bestseller fantasy novel American Gods, about a freed prisoner, now being serialized for HBO and was fully engaged in it.
Because of his enthusiasm, Warner got a card for Rahim from the books author, Neil Gaiman. I hope you enjoy American Gods. It was written before Guantánamo and all this current madness, the British novelist wrote Rahim in June at Warners behest. The lawyer said he plans to show it to Rahim at their next meeting.
American Gods is not an approved book at the detention center library, the prison spokeswoman, Hahn, said in response to a question Tuesday.