US in Afghanistan has own “Abu Ghraib” torture


This video from the USA is called Moazzam Begg on detainment, torture, and civil liberties 1/5.

Part 2 is here.

Part 3 is here.

Part 4 is here.

Part 5 is here.

From the Google cache.

US in Afghanistan has own “Abu Ghraib” torture

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Date: 2/18/05 at 5:11PM

Mood: Thinking Playing: War, by Edwin Starr

From the article below:

Meanwhile, photographs taken in southern Afghanistan showing US soldiers from the 22nd Infantry Battalion posing in mock executions of blindfolded and bound detainees, were purposely destroyed after the Abu Ghraib scandal to avoid “another public outrage”, the documents show.

Hey, I thought I read recently that Ms Rose Mary Woods, ex secretary of Richard Nixon, of Watergate scandal legal evidence destroying fame, had died.

Was that report untrue and is Ms Woods still working, for George W. Bush???

From British daily The Guardian:

Papers reveal Bagram abuse

· Prisoners subjected to ‘mock executions’
· Photographs of detainees being sexually humiliated

Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington and James Meek

Friday February 18, 2005

New evidence has emerged that US forces in Afghanistan engaged in widespread Abu Ghraib-style abuse, taking “trophy photographs” of detainees and carrying out rape and sexual humiliation.

Documents obtained by the Guardian contain evidence that such abuses took place in the main detention centre at Bagram, near the capital Kabul, as well as at a smaller US installation near the southern city of Kandahar.

The documents also indicate that US soldiers covered up abuse in Afghanistan and in Iraq – even after the Abu Ghraib scandal last year.

A thousand pages of evidence from US army investigations released to the American Civil Liberties Union after a long legal battle, and made available to the Guardian, show that an Iraqi detained at Tikrit in September 2003 was forced to withdraw his report of abuse after soldiers told him he would be held indefinitely.

Meanwhile, photographs taken in southern Afghanistan showing US soldiers from the 22nd Infantry Battalion posing in mock executions of blindfolded and bound detainees, were purposely destroyed after the Abu Ghraib scandal to avoid “another public outrage”, the documents show.

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