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Submitted by tnjp on October 24, 2010 - 11:00pm.
DAT 326 states he was told to lay down on his stomach with his hands behind his back, which is when the Iraqi soldiers allegedly stepped, jumped, urinated and spit on him.
Since the alleged torture was committed by Iraqi forces, the US quickly dropped the case: "Due to no allegation or evidence of US involvement, a US investigation is not being initiated," the report said.
A review of the leaked documents reveals more than 1,000 allegations of abuse committed by Iraqi security forces. Not all of them are credible, as some detainees showed no physical evidence of abuse, while others changed their stories during multiple interrogations.
But hundreds of them – like "DAT 326" – are supported by medical evidence and other corroboration. Those reports demonstrate a clear pattern of abuse and torture in Iraqi jails, one that a high-level Pentagon directive barred US forces from investigating.
"Only an initial report will be made"
The instruction not to investigate was handed down in fragmentary order (FRAGO) 242, first mentioned in a report filed on May 16, 2005...
Activism | Civil Liberties | Civil Rights | Dick Cheney | George Bush | Iraq | National Protests | Peace & Justice | Politics | Spying | Torture
Submitted by tnjp on March 13, 2009 - 10:53pm.
170 Organizations Request Special Prosecutor for Bush-Cheney
A movement is building around a simple statement at http://prosecutebushcheney.org
Organizations and individuals are signing on, and 170 organizations have already taken the lead.
Next week United for Peace and Justice will ask its 1,400 member groups to consider signing on.
Most of the 170 national and local groups signed onto this movement before the release of seven Justice Department memos from 2001-2002 in which top officials claimed the right to disregard the Fourth Amendment, Habeas Corpus, and Posse Comitatus:
Most of these groups signed on before learning that the CIA had destroyed 92, not 2, "interrogation" tapes:
Most of these groups signed on before the release of Emails in which we discover that British intelligence thought the Iraq weapons claims were laughably dishonest: http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/40684
Most signed on prior to the United Nations declaring rendition illegal:
Would you or your organization like to be cutting edge?
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Submitted by tnjp on January 20, 2009 - 11:12pm.
Submitted by Lydia Vickers on December 19, 2007 - 1:18pm.
C. Rosenberg's latest story about Adel Hamad #940 with a picture & paragraph about Lydia participating in last year's protest at SouthCom:
YouTube-aided detainee released, sent home to Sudan
Adel Hamad, 49, was among 15 long-held detainees whose release was announced by the Defense Department Wednesday night. Thirteen captives went to lockups in Afghanistan and two were set free in Sudan.
The transfer lowered the prison camp population at the U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba to ''approximately 290,'' or below 300 for the first time since an airlift filled the crude open-air compound called Camp X-Ray on Feb. 15, 2002.
Hamad, a charity worker in Peshawar, Pakistan, claims he was wrongly captured by Pakistani security forces and handed over to U.S. troops in Afghanistan in 2002. Thursday, he took part in a government-sponsored news conference in Khartoum, Sudan, to protest his five-year confinement....
Submitted by Lydia Vickers on December 15, 2007 - 9:35pm.
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Submitted by tnjp on December 11, 2007 - 9:30pm.
CodePINK Protest Torture at the White House on International Human Rights Day.
Submitted by tnjp on November 23, 2007 - 2:37am.
Keith Olbermann gets it. With a not insignificant dose of irony he narrates the protesters being led off the stage at Alberto Gonzales' speech at UF. First, civil liberties were led off the stage w/o noticeable reaction from Gonzo. Second, Habeas Corpus was dragged away to the same lack of effect...
Submitted by tnjp on November 21, 2007 - 5:40am.
As far as I'm concerned those arrested weren't committing any crime. As citizens we have the obligation under international law to resist the criminal actions of our government. Especially torture-mongers the likes of Alberto Gonzales... The real crime is the University of Florida payin' war criminal Gonzales $40,000 for showing up to be abused!
Gonzales, who resigned from his position after a controversial tenure, spoke to more than 800 people at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
During his prepared speech, Gonzales largely avoided discussing the controversies he faced in office, including his dismissal of nine U.S. attorneys.
Instead, he focused on encouraging students to consider a career in public service while describing his own experiences in that field.
About 15 minutes into his speech, two UF students, Richard Gutierrez and Kevin Hachey, climbed onto the stage wearing orange jumpsuits and black hoods on their heads...
Submitted by tnjp on November 21, 2007 - 5:13am.
Hecklers dog Gonzales By JACK STRIPLING Nov 20, 2007
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Submitted by tnjp on November 21, 2007 - 2:38am.
Submitted by tnjp on November 11, 2007 - 2:55pm.
November Vigil: 16-18,2007
Submitted by tnjp on November 9, 2007 - 4:46pm.
I guess this means no water-boarding simulations in front of Bill Nelson's offices!
Submitted by tnjp on November 7, 2007 - 6:00am.
Mukasey Must Denounce Torture, Publicly and On the Record
Take Action: Tell Your senators Mukasey must commit to enforcing torture and spying laws.
Senate Should Not Move Forward with an Attorney General Nominee Who Refuses to Classify Waterboarding as Torture
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WASHINGTON-- – As the Senate Judiciary Committee voted today to approve the nomination of Judge Michael Mukasey for attorney general, the American Civil Liberties Union now calls upon the full Senate to obtain what the committee could not – an admission from the nominee that waterboarding and other extreme interrogation tactics are torture. During the confirmation hearings and in his responses to further questions, Judge Mukasey carefully avoided stating whether waterboarding is torture when authorized by the federal government, as well as refusing to say that it is also illegal for foreign countries to waterboard, beat and shock American citizens...
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Submitted by tnjp on June 27, 2007 - 9:43pm.
Focus on Nelson postcards
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Please DISTRIBUTE WIDELY to all Florida residents! It's imperative that we let Senator Nelson know right now that we want this war stopped!
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Submitted by tnjp on June 2, 2007 - 5:20am.
The Democrats are in the majority in the Senate Intelligence Committee and all they needed was all of their party members on the committee to vote the right way to end torture by the US government. But Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) wouldn't have it. He likes torture too much. I'm sorry, let me use the Orwellian language they use - he found value in the enhanced interrogation techniques used against detainees in the war on terror...
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