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2006-07-05 17:41:30

By Kristin Roberts WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. congressional panel has ordered Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to turn over documents on the probe into abuse at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison after the Pentagon failed to respond to an earlier request. The House Government Reform Committee issued a subpoena to Rumsfeld last week and said the Pentagon must produce a raft of documents, including all drafts of the report on the Abu Ghraib investigation, by the end of business on July 14....

2006-06-15 08:41:31

By Michael Georgy ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (Reuters) - An Iraqi deputy prime minister urged detainees about to be released from Abu Ghraib prison on Thursday to help strengthen peace and security but many seemed more concerned with surviving outside. In a carefully orchestrated media event, Salam al-Zobaie stood on a podium and tried to sell the government's national reconciliation program to Iraqis still trying to figure out why they were held without charge in the U.S.-run jail. But he...

2006-06-07 14:09:24

By Jon Boyle PARIS (Reuters) - More than 20 mostly European countries colluded in a "global spider's web" of secret CIA jails and flight transfers of terrorist suspects stretching from Asia to Guantanamo Bay, a rights watchdog said on Wednesday. Council of Europe investigator Dick Marty said the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency's well-oiled system did not involve torture but amounted to a form of "legal and judicial apartheid" that could exacerbate Muslim anger and spawn new...

2006-06-07 02:52:20

PARIS (Reuters) - Britain, Poland and Romania were among 14 European states that colluded in some way with the CIA in operating secret prisons and transferring terrorism suspects for interrogation, a European rights watchdog said on Wednesday. European states played an active or passive role in operations run by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and were not merely unwitting victims of the scheme, the parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe said in a report on its web...

2006-06-06 20:18:11

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Tuesday unveiled its most comprehensive guidance to date for medical professionals in dealing with detainees, but rights activists denounced it for allowing broad use of prisoners' health data to guide interrogations. The directive allows a detainee's medical information to be disclosed for several reasons other than medical treatment, including "lawful law enforcement, intelligence or national security-related activity," which...

2006-06-02 09:42:44

FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) - A U.S. Army dog handler was demoted and sentenced to 90 days of hard labor on Friday for using his dog to assault a prisoner at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Sgt. Santos Cardona, 32, of Fullerton, California, the 11th U.S. soldier convicted for abusing Abu Ghraib detainees, also will have to forfeit $7,200 in pay, an Army spokeswoman said.

2006-05-25 17:50:44

By Stuart Grudgings FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) - Senior U.S. officials silently condoned harsher methods at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison and one general urged guards to use dogs to the "maximum extent possible" to control detainees, witnesses said on Thursday. The testimony came on the fourth day of the military trial of Army dog handler Sgt. Santos Cardona, 32, who is accused of taking part in abuse of detainees at Abu Ghraib that the U.S. government blames on rogue low-ranking...

2006-05-23 17:07:10

By Bill Trott FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) - Army dog handler Sgt. Santos Cardona was part of a group of "corrupt cops" who tormented Iraqi prisoners at the Abu Ghraib prison for their own amusement, a military prosecutor said on Tuesday. Cardona allowed his Belgian shepherd, Duco, to bite an inmate and joined another military police dog handler in a competition to see who could make the most prisoners urinate or defecate on themselves, Maj. Matthew Miller said at Cardona's...

2006-05-19 07:03:05

By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent BERLIN (Reuters) - A German man who says he was abducted and tortured by the CIA will consider taking his case to a higher court after a U.S. district judge dismissed it on national security grounds, his lawyer said on Friday. Judge T.S. Ellis, in a ruling on Thursday, agreed with U.S. government arguments that moving forward with Khaled el-Masri's case would risk national security by exposing state secrets about CIA activities vital to the...

2006-05-19 06:46:49

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations committee against torture told the United States on Friday it should close any secret prisons abroad and the Guantanamo Bay facility in Cuba, saying they violated international law. The 10 independent experts, who examined the U.S. record at home and abroad, urged President George W. Bush's administration to "rescind any interrogation technique" that constituted torture or cruel treatment of foreign terrorism detainees. It...


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