HUFFPOST VIDEO
01/04/2013 03:25 pm ET

GITMO Detainee Attorney: 'Indefinite Detention Can Rise To Level Of Torture'

Kristine Huskey, an attorney for a Guantanamo Bay detainee, joined HuffPost Live Friday to discuss President Barack Obama's signing of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which continues to allow for indefinite detention of prisoners held for counter-terrorism purposes.

Huskey told host Ahmed Shihab-Eldin that there are incidents in which "indefinite detention can rise to the level of torture."

Huskey went on to discuss a report created by the group Physicians for Human Rights that "looked at the consequences of indefinite detention on individuals. And there's an actual physical harm, and in many cases its severe: hypertension, chronic and acute stress ... problems to the nervous system ... PTSD"

Watch the Full Segment on HuffPost Live.

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