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Reuters staff abused by U.S. troops in Iraq

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posted on May, 18 2004 @ 01:07 PM
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Well, so much for the arguments that the abuse was justified because it was against terrorists.
Persons working for Reuters were also abused by troops.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. forces beat three Iraqis working for Reuters and subjected them to sexual and religious taunts and humiliation during their detention last January in a military camp near Falluja, the three said Tuesday...

...Two of the three said they had been forced to insert a finger into their anus and then lick it, and were forced to put shoes in their mouths, particularly humiliating in Arab culture.

All three said they were forced to make demeaning gestures as soldiers laughed, taunted them and took photographs...

...The abuse happened at Forward Operating Base Volturno, near Falluja, the Reuters staff said. They were detained on January 2 while covering the aftermath of the shooting down of a U.S. helicopter near Falluja and held for three days, first at Volturno and then at Forward Operating Base St Mere.

The three -- Baghdad-based cameraman Salem Ureibi, Falluja-based freelance television journalist Ahmad Mohammad Hussein al-Badrani and driver Sattar Jabar al-Badrani -- were released without charge on January 5

Reuters

More evidence that the problem is systemic, not isolated.




posted on May, 18 2004 @ 03:01 PM
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Bah, I'm pretty sure there's someone on this board that is totally gonna go apeshyte over this, claiming that obviously these guys WERE terrorists, or that it's a total anti-US propaganda operation. You know, that all of Reuters is out to make the US look bad.

Just like all those human rights organizations, world courts, Aid organizations, the United Nations, the Vatican, etc.

Wait for it. It'll be hilarious, I'm sure.



posted on May, 18 2004 @ 03:04 PM
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Jankomo you're right about that!!

it's always a plot against the america people!




posted on May, 18 2004 @ 03:07 PM
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You've been beaten to the topic.
Go Here



posted on May, 18 2004 @ 03:07 PM
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This thread looks purtier than that old tired one.



posted on May, 18 2004 @ 03:08 PM
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Originally posted by observer
You've been beaten to the topic.
Go Here


Nope, check the time on my post:
posted on 18-5-2004 at 08:07 Post Number: 537086

And the time on SOs post:
posted on 18-5-2004 at 09:36 Post Number: 537323

Anyway, no point in having two posts on the same subject.
Please lock this thread mods.

[Edited on 18-5-2004 by AceOfBase]



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