Guantanamo prisoners clamour for 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The "Fifty Shades of Grey" series of erotic novels are the favourite reading material among former CIA captives held at the Guantanamo detention camp, the Huffington Post quoted a U.S. congressman as saying.
Democratic Representative Jim Moran of Virginia was among congressional delegates who last week toured Camp 7, the top-security facility that holds more than a dozen "high-value" prisoners, including five men charged with plotting the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States in 2001.
"Rather than the Koran, the book that is requested most by the (detainees) is 'Fifty Shades of Grey.' They've read the entire series in English, but we were willing to translate it,"the Huffington Post quoted Mr Moran as saying on Monday.
"I guess there's not much going on, these guys are going nowhere, so what the hell." Mr Moran, who favours shutting down the detention camp on the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba, said he learned about the book's popularity while touring Camp 7 with the base commander and deputy base commander, the head medical official and the officer in charge of that camp.