Daily Archives: June 15, 2004

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New Evidence of Pentagon Approval of Torture to Be Publicized

Interrogation abuses were ‘approved at highest levels’ excerpted from 13 June 2004 | Telegraph by Julian Coman in Washington New evidence that the physical abuse of detainees in Iraq and at Guantanamo Bay was authorised at the top of the Bush administration will emerge in Washington this week, adding further to pressure on the White House. The Telegraph understands that four confidential Red Cross documents implicating senior Pentagon civilians in the Abu Ghraib scandal have been passed to an American television network, which is preparing to make them public shortly. According to lawyers familiar with the Red Cross reports, they […]

U.S. Wants Immunity for Its Contractors in Iraq — Iraqis Resist

[ While conscientious objectors to the torture of prisoners in Iraq face serious jail time, Mother Jones (May/June 2004) reports that None of the civilian contractors named in the leaked Army report by General Antonio M. Taguba as being “either directly or indirectly responsible for the abuses” of Iraqi inmates at Abu Ghraib prison has been charged with any crime by the Justice Department. By contrast, military courts have sentenced two Marines and one Army reservist to prison time, with six more service members facing court-martial for their involvement in the abuses. Legal ambiguities combined with a Justice Department that […]