US expands Abu Ghraib and other Iraqi prisons


This is a video of Abu Ghraib, Iraq, torture photos.

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6/28/05 at 9:17AM

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Associated Press reports:

June 27th, 2005

Military to Expand Prisons Across Iraq

By Frank Griffiths

BAGHDAD, Iraq – The U.S. military said Monday it plans to expand its prisons across Iraq to hold as many as 16,000 detainees, as the relentless insurgency shows no sign of letup one year after the transfer [on paper] of sovereignty to Iraqi authorities.

The plans were announced on a day three U.S. Army soldiers were killed — two pilots whose helicopter crashed north of Baghdad and a soldier who was shot in the capital. …

The prison population at three military complexes throughout the country — Abu Ghraib, Camp Bucca and Camp Cropper — has nearly doubled from [0 in March 2003] 5,435 in June 2004 to 10,002 now, said Lt. Col. Guy Rudisill, a spokesman for detainee operations in Iraq. …

“We are past the normal capacity for both Abu Ghraib and Camp Bucca. We are at surge capacity,” Rudisill said. “We are not at normal capacity for Camp Cropper.” …

Two weeks ago, the military completed a new 400-detainee compound at Abu Ghraib, which the U.S. government sought to tear down after it became a symbol of an abuse scandal.

Bush on torture: here.

Bush’s ex-Presidential physician: stop torture.

US image abroad since Iraq war: here.

22 thoughts on “US expands Abu Ghraib and other Iraqi prisons

  1. the elitist gavernments of this world are nothing but evil if you think that this is the worst of it you haven’t seen nothing yet wait until they bomb us again this time it’ll be a nuke!!!! they have already performed a dry run with 6 nuculear weapons across this country but didn’t expect to be caught. please dont be suprised anymore of the human misery that exists in this world what did you expect from these rich bastards anyway? this is just the tip of the iceberg oh yeah that’s their fault too that those are melting say goodbye to the south as you know it

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