Latest Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse Stories

2009-10-26 23:46:09

The rationale behind torture is that pain will make the guilty confess, but a new study by researchers at Harvard University finds that the pain of torture can make even the innocent seem guilty.

2008-07-04 12:00:19

By Dan Webster, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. Jul. 4--In a class that I taught at Gonzaga University a few years ago, the subject of Abu Ghraib prison came up. The discussion was appropriate.

2008-06-26 18:02:36

By RENE RODRIGUEZ NEW YORK - The old saying claims a picture is worth a thousand words. But in his new documentary, "Standard Operating Procedure," Oscar-winning filmmaker Errol Morris argues that a thousand words are not always enough.

2008-06-18 21:00:07

WASHINGTON _ The Army general who led the investigation into prisoner abuse at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison accused the Bush administration Wednesday of committing "war crimes" and called for those responsible to be held to account. The remarks by Maj. Gen.

2008-06-18 15:00:12

During its 1600 gmt newscast, Doha Al-Jazeera Satellite Channel in Arabic was observed to report on new allegations of torture in US military prisons and accusations to the Pentagon of knowingly pursuing illegal interrogation tactics.

2008-06-18 09:00:00

A human rights group accused the U.S. government of committing war crimes in a report alleging torture on several terrorist suspects in U.S. custody.

2008-01-11 06:00:00

Army Lt. Col. Steven L. Jordan, who was court-martialed at Fort Meade in August for his role in the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, has been cleared of his sole criminal conviction, leaving only an official reprimand for the former commander of the notorious Iraqi prison.

2006-09-05 13:50:00

The White House said on Tuesday Democrats were trying to turn Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld into "a bogeyman" two months before U.S. congressional elections, and it dismissed their calls for his ouster.

2006-09-02 03:05:50

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq has regained control of the notorious Abu Ghraib prison, known for a prisoner abuse scandal involving U.S. troops, government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said on Saturday. "Yesterday, Abu Ghraib prison was handed over by U.S. forces," al-Dabbagh told a news conference.

2006-07-31 18:56:01

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller, who commanded the Guantanamo prison and helped shape detention practices at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, retired from the U.S. military on Monday with a top honor and praise from the Army.

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