Monday, January 24, 2011

Torture and Murder in US Prisons

New documents obtained by the ACLU show "unjustified homicide" of detainees and concerns about the condition of confinement in American prisons, CNN reported on Saturday.

Thousands of documents detailing the deaths of 190 detainees were released by the ACLU on Friday.


The documents reveal how four Iraqi detainees were executed by a group of US soldiers and then pushed into a Baghdad canal in 2007.

One of the investigating documents says a wounded detainee was killed by an unnamed sergeant, who walked into the room where the detainee was lying wounded and “assaulted him … then shot him twice thus killing him.”

The soldier then asked the other troopers present at the scene to lie about the incident.


No senior officials have been held accountable for the violations.

'Torture, homicide rife in US prisons'

h/t Strike The Root

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