Ex US contractor at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison punished for child pornography


This video is about US film maker Rory Kennedy, and her film Ghosts of Abu Ghraib.

Associated Press reports:

Former contractor at Iraq‘s notorious Abu Ghraib prison gets three-year sentence for child porn

ALEXANDRIA, Va. … Ahmed Hasan Khan has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for using the [Abu Ghraib] prison’s computer network to access child pornography.

In November of 2005, a network administrator at the prison saw that Khan had been visiting suspicious sites.

Officials say a search of Khan’s computer found hundreds of child pornography images, with some children as young as four.

Khan’s three-year-and-five month sentence is at the low end of the guidelines.

The prosecutor told the judge such a sentence would be appropriate.

If this sentence is at the low end of the guidelines: then, how about the sexual torture of Iraqi children at Abu Ghraib where no one has been punished for yet, as Bush’s ‘Defence’ Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, responsible for that torture, hindered the truth coming out?

Usually, private contractors get away with crimes in Iraq.If Mr Ahmed Hasan Khan would not have had this child pornography case, but other crimes, he might have gotten away with them too.

3 thoughts on “Ex US contractor at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison punished for child pornography

  1. Video: Andy Card faced uproar at UMass graduate commencement
    Posted by: “Charles Jenks” charles@traprockpeace.org chaspeace
    Sun May 27, 2007 1:22 am (PST)

    http://www.traprockpeace.org/traprock_video/

    On May 26, 2007 Andrew Card faced hundreds of boos and catcalls as he was given an honorary degree during the graduate school commencement at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. See the 4:30 minute video of the protest at the graduation ceremony.

    Before the commencement, about two hundred protesters staged a rally and press conference outside the Mullins Center on the UMass campus. Hundreds more students and faculty who opposed the honorary degree would later protest inside the hall.

    Card, former Bush Administration Chief of Staff and chief salesman for the invasion of Iraq as head of the White House Iraq Group, faced signs calling him a war criminal. People are now calling on UMass to rescind the honorary degree.

    The protests followed weeks of growing opposition. 400 protested on May 15 (see the rally and march on YouTube at TraprockPeaceTV) and on May 22 protesters marched from the campus to the Amherst common.

    After the commencement, activists gathered for a celebration and speakout. Video of both the pre-commencement rally and post-commencement speakout are coming to TraprockPeaceTV on Youtube.

    The protest was organized by a large coalition of campus and community organizations, too numerous to list. Traprock was one of many community groups that supported the tremendous efforts by the UMass community of students, faculty and staff, and UMass organizations.

    Traprock’s Youtube channel is http://www.youtube.com/TraprockPeaceTV

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