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2009-09-01 13:38:00

DAYTON, Ohio, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The former Army senior psychologist who was deployed to Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay to improve the operations involving interrogation of detainees said the newest decision by the Obama administration to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate CIA techniques may not be helpful to the intelligence community. "To reopen cases that were adjudicated as legal may be harmful to the mission and morale of the intelligence community," said Col. (Ret.)...

2009-03-19 11:20:00

WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Virginia federal court ruled Wednesday that four former Abu Ghraib detainees who were tortured and later released without charge can sue U.S. military contractor CACI International Inc. (NYSE: CAI), according to their U.S. legal team. U.S. District Judge Gerald Bruce Lee, of Alexandria, Va., denied CACI's motion to dismiss the detainees' claims which allege multiple violations of U.S. law, including torture, war crimes and civil conspiracy....

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. It was a media criticism course -- a rich topic if ever there was one since the dust of 9/11 began to settle -- and the famous photos of what went on in Abu Ghraib had just recently been published. You know the photos I mean -- the ones depicting a number of Iraqi prisoners being subjected...

2008-06-30 21:02:31

By Niraj Warikoo, Detroit Free Press Jun. 30--Four Iraqi men who say they were tortured in Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq filed federal lawsuits today -- including one suit in Detroit -- against U.S. military contractors and their employees for allegedly abusing them while in custody. The claim filed in U.S. District Court in Detroit was on behalf of Mohammed Abdwaihed Towfek Al-Taee, a 39-year-old taxi driver who says he was wrongly imprisoned, tortured, and then released without any...

2008-06-27 06:02:38

By Frank Gabrenya, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jun. 27--Errol Morris is a maker of documentary films who rarely climbs onto a soapbox. The director of Gates of Heaven, The Thin Blue Line and The Fog of War is more likely to get down on his knees to examine the soapbox, trace its history and interview anyone who ever used it to haul soap. At first, Morris' latest, Standard Operating Procedure, seems out of character. The film addresses, in numbing detail, the abuses of Iraqi prisoners...

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. Antonio Taguba, who's now retired, came in a new report that found that U.S. personnel tortured and abused detainees in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, using beatings, electrical shocks, sexual humiliation and other cruel...

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2008-01-11 06:00:00

WASHINGTON -- 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. The action, taken Wednesday by Army Maj. Gen. Richard J. Rowe, commander of the Military District of Washington, eliminates the only criminal finding against any officer for the Abu Ghraib scandal. Rowe's decision...

2006-09-02 03:31:46

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. "It is now empty of any detainee or prisoner." "Now the prison is protected by Iraqi forces and the Iraqi government will look into how to benefit from it in the national interest," he added....

2006-09-02 03:13:11

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. "It is now empty of any detainee or prisoner." "Now the prison is protected by Iraqi forces and the Iraqi government will look into how to benefit from it in the national interest," he added....

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. "It is now empty of any detainee or prisoner." The prison was used by former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein to torture political opponents.


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