TITLE

ROUGH JUSTICE IN IRAQ

AUTHOR(S)
Nordland, Rod; Barry, John; Liu, Melinda; Dehghanpisheh, Babak
PUB. DATE
May 2004
SOURCE
Newsweek;5/10/2004, Vol. 143 Issue 19, p26
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Offers a look at the abuse of Iraqi prisoners of war by United States soldiers following the Iraq War of 2003. Comments made by Brigadier General Janis Karpinski on the abuse of Iraqi prisoners; Report by Amnesty International that as early as July 2003, former detainees in Iraq said they suffered beatings, sleep deprivation or other abuses; Deaths of prisoners in U.S. custody that were declared homicides; Statement that one of the goals of the detention centers is to break the prisoners' will by exposure to fear, shame, disorientation, exhaustion and physical pressure; Report that six U.S. soldiers face criminal charges for abusing prisoners; Claim by a lawyer for one of the defendants that the military is scapegoating the six soldiers; Possibility that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency was involved in the alleged brutality.
ACCESSION #
12978370

 

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