posted on Mar, 27 2005 @ 11:36 AM
It has emerged, from US Army documents, that prisoner abuse was more widespread than previously thought. It has been revealed that prisoners were
beaten and intentionally mistreated at a camp near Mosul, Northern Iraq. Several prisoners have died, and many more have been complaining of
intentional maltreatment at the hands of US soldiers.
BAGHDAD, March 26 (Reuters) - American soldiers tortured Iraqi prisoners at a military base in Mosul but nobody was court martialed over the abuse,
U.S. army documents say.
The documents show that mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners was not confined to the Abu Ghraib jail, where abuse and sexual humiliation of inmates caused
worldwide outrage last year.
An investigation by a U.S. officer after an Iraqi prisoner's jaw was broken at the base in Mosul found that "detainees were being systematically and
intentionally mistreated" in late 2003.
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With US claims that prisoner abuse was confined to a small number of prisoners and committed by few US troops, this has raised new concerns about the
extent of the problem.
Whilst I believe that the vast majority of US troops would not do such things, it remains to be seen wether this was committed by, or under the
instruction of US intelligence services for the purpose of obtaining information.
If so, it could point to a systemic problem within the US Military with regards to prisoner abuse, and only enrage already high tempers within the
Arab and Muslim community over the Iraq War and its fallout.
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[edit on 27/3/05 by stumason]