“The guards are lazy, corrupt and self servicing and they beat people for no reason. I remember near the last day when we were eating they picked a poor Thai man and made him bend over and beat him with a heavy wooden pole across his back. When I asked some Iranian prisoners who spoke some Thai why they were beating him, they said because the prisoner had not finished laundering the guard’s clothes in time.”

– Harry Nicolaides quoted in “Harry’s back!”, Neos Kosmos, 22 February 2009.