9 thoughts on “Thugs assault feminists in occupied Iraq

  1. More casualties for US forces in Iraq

    IRAQ: Resistance forces killed two US troops on Monday as they patrolled in the south of the country, the Pentagon reported today.

    The deaths take to eight the number of US soldiers who have been killed in Iraq so far this month.

    Scores of militants set off two car bombs and two suicide blasts in an attack on government offices in Diyala province today, killing at least nine.



  2. CIA role suspected in 2003 Iraq prison homicide

    (AFP) – 21 hours ago

    WASHINGTON — A secret US federal grand jury is looking into the role of CIA agents in several alleged “war on terror” abuse cases, including the November 2003 homicide of a prisoner at Iraq’s notorious Abu Ghraib prison, Time magazine reported Monday.

    The dead man, Manadel al-Jamadi, became known as “the Iceman” when his CIA handlers placed his body in ice to slow decomposition in a failed attempt to hide the death.

    Prosecutor John Durham has started calling witnesses, including US military personnel who served at Abu Ghraib, before the grand jury investigating the case, the magazine reported.

    Durham spokesman Tom Carson had little to say. “This is an ongoing investigation,” Carson told AFP.

    US Attorney General Eric Holder appointed Durham in August 2009 to look into several cases of alleged harsh abuse by CIA agents on terror suspects that had been ignored for years.

    Durham’s grand jury mandate could involve charging CIA officers as well as contract employees in other cases, Time said.

    “The grand jury is conducting an investigation of possible violations of federal criminal laws involving War Crimes (18 USC/2441), Torture (18 USC 243OA) and related federal offenses,” the subpoena reads, according to Time.

    Al-Jamadi’s death at the US-run Abu Ghraib prison was officially classified as a homicide, but the only person ever charged in the case was found to be innocent.

    Agents from the Central Intelligence Agency’s Inspector General’s office sent the case to the Justice Department for possible prosecution, but there has been no movement on the case, Time said.

    The magazine first reported on the case in 2005, and ran pictures that included smiling US military personnel posing over the victim’s body.

    Copyright © 2011 AFP.


  3. Wedding killers fight sentence

    IRAQ: Lawyers representing 15 alleged al-Qaida members were considering today whether to appeal against death sentences for their role in a 2006 wedding party massacre in which 70 people were slaughtered.

    Amnesty International cast doubt on whether they had received a fair trial after taped confessions by the men were beamed to TVs across the country while the trial took place.

    “The use of televised ‘confessions’ is particularly disturbing in cases like this one where defendants are facing charges which could lead to their being sentenced to death and executed,” it said.



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