Thursday, August 26, 2004

The NYTimes > Abu Ghraib Report: Abuses at Prison Tied to Officers in Intelligence

The New York Times > Washington > Abu Ghraib Report: Abuses at Prison Tied to Officers in Intelligence:
"The 171-page report chronicled a gruesome range of abuses, including one death, an alleged rape, numerous beatings and instances where prisoners were stripped naked and left for hours in dark, poorly ventilated cells that were stifling hot or freezing cold. Gen. Paul J. Kern, who supervised the work of General Fay and General Jones, spoke with disgust of a 'game' in which dog handlers terrorized adolescent prisoners. [Excerpts, Page A10.]

'There were a few instances when torture was being used,' General Fay told reporters at Pentagon news conference, in perhaps the harshest characterization of the abuses so far by military authorities.

While investigators said the mistreatment captured in the horrific photographs that first brought the abuses to light did not in most cases involve interrogations, the panel said it had uncovered other abuses that did occur during questioning, or were carried out by military police on orders from interrogators with the aim of extracting information. "

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/26/politics/26abuse.html?pagewanted=all&position=
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