Military autopsy reports provide indisputable proof that detainees are being tortured to death while in US military custody. Yet the US corporate
media are covering it with the seriousness of a garage sale for the local Baptist Church.
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A recent American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) posting of one of forty-four US military autopsy reports reads as follows:
"Final Autopsy Report
, (Detainee) Died as a result of asphyxia (lack of oxygen to the
brain) due to strangulation as evidenced by the recently fractured hyoid bone in the neck and soft tissue hemorrhage extending downward to the level
of the right thyroid cartilage. Autopsy revealed bone fracture, rib fractures, contusions in mid abdomen, back and buttocks extending to the left
flank, abrasions, lateral buttocks. Contusions, back of legs and knees; abrasions on knees, left fingers and encircling to left wrist. Lacerations and
superficial cuts, right 4th and 5th fingers. Also, blunt force injuries, predominately recent contusions (bruises) on the torso and lower extremities.
Abrasions on left wrist are consistent with use of restraints. No evidence of defense injuries or natural disease. Manner of death is homicide.
Whitehorse Detainment Facility, Nasiriyah, Iraq."
The ACLU website further reveals how: "a 27-year-old Iraqi male died while being interrogated by Navy Seals on April 5, 2004, in Mosul, Iraq. During
his confinement he was hooded, flex-cuffed, sleep deprived and subjected to hot and cold environmental conditions, including the use of cold water on
his body and hood. The exact cause of death was "undetermined" although the autopsy stated that hypothermia may have contributed to his death.
So read several of the 44 US military autopsy reports on the ACLU website -evidence of extensive abuse of US detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan 2002
through 2004. Anthony Romero, Executive Director of ACLU stated, "There is no question that US interrogations have resulted in deaths." ACLU
attorney Amrit Sing adds, "These documents present irrefutable evidence that US operatives tortured detainees to death during interrogations."
A press release on these deaths by torture was issued by the ACLU on October 25, 2005 and was immediately picked up by Associated Press and United
Press International wire services, making the story available to US corporate media nationwide. A thorough check of Nexus-Lexus and Proquest
electronic data bases, using the keywords ACLU and autopsy, showed that at least 95percent of the daily papers in the US didn't bother to pick up the
story. The Los Angeles Times covered the story on page A-4 with a 635-word report .lined "Autopsies Support Abuse Allegations." Fewer than a
dozen other daily newspapers including: Bangor Daily News, Maine, page 8; Telegraph-Herald, Dubuque Iowa, page 6; Charleston Gazette, page 5;
Advocate, Baton Rouge, page 11; and a half dozen others actually covered the story. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the Seattle Times buried the story
inside general Iraq news articles. USA Today posted the story on their website. MSNBC posted the story to their website, but apparently did not
consider it newsworthy enough to air on television.
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
YET another Hard Evidence, that the US Interrogation Techniques are LETHAL and are defined as Torture and Abuse. Problem is, that the US Corporate
Media Systematicly Ignores and Evades to report such News: to report US War Crimes.
I suggest you read the ACLU Autopsy Report.
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[edit on 4/12/05 by Souljah]