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2006-02-23 09:40:00

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Human rights activists urged the U.S. Congress to follow European Union lawmakers in launching a probe into the alleged cases of abduction of prisoners by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in Europe. In the second meeting of their probe committee, EU lawmakers heard rights groups who were among the first last year to accuse the CIA of running secret prisons and transporting prisoners in Europe. "Hearings on secret CIA detentions and rendition of terrorist...

2006-02-16 12:25:00

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD -- New images of abuse at Abu Ghraib prison prompted Iraq's president to condemn his close ally the United States on Thursday, demanding harsh punishment for "savage crimes" as Iraqis seethed over more humiliation. In unusually strong language, Jalal Talabani was critical of Washington as the new images were digested by Iraqis and other Arabs already enraged by insulting cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad which were published in European newspapers. "We have condemned...

2006-02-16 12:19:45

By Michael Georgy BAGHDAD (Reuters) - New images of abuse at Abu Ghraib prison prompted Iraq's president to condemn his close ally the United States on Thursday, demanding harsh punishment for "savage crimes" as Iraqis seethed over more humiliation. In unusually strong language, Jalal Talabani was critical of Washington as the new images were digested by Iraqis and other Arabs already enraged by insulting cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad which were published in European newspapers....

2006-02-16 07:45:00

By Mussab al-Khairalla BAGHDAD -- Saddam Hussein could seize on new images of abuse at Abu Ghraib prison to attack his U.S.-sponsored trial, which is intended to show that the days of such excesses are over, Iraqis said on Thursday. An Australian television station broadcast previously unpublished images on Wednesday of apparent abuse of prisoners at the U.S.-run prison. A statement issued by Prime Minister Ibrahim Al-Jafaari's office on Wednesday said his government "strongly condemns the...

2006-02-16 06:15:00

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA -- The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Thursday the latest images of abuse of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison showed clear violations of international humanitarian law. However, the Swiss-based body, whose confidential reports have previously accused the U.S. military of using tactics "tantamount to torture" on inmates at the Baghdad jail, declined to say whether it would raise the issue again with Washington. An Australian television...

2006-02-16 04:29:07

GENEVA (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Thursday said the latest images of abuse of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison showed clear violations of international humanitarian law. An Australian television station broadcast on Wednesday what it said were previously unpublished images of abuse of Iraqi prisoners at the jail, fuelling Arab anger against the United States. "We are shocked and dismayed at the mistreatment and abuse displayed in these...

2006-02-15 19:44:31

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian television station broadcast on Wednesday what it said were previously unpublished images of abuse of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison, fueling more Arab anger against the United States. The Special Broadcasting Service's "Dateline" current affairs program said the images were recorded at the same time as the now-infamous pictures of U.S. soldiers abusing Abu Ghraib detainees which sparked international outrage in 2004. Some of...

2006-02-15 12:35:00

By Michael Perry SYDNEY -- An Australian television station broadcast on Wednesday what it said were previously unpublished images of abuse of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison, fuelling more Arab anger against the United States. The Special Broadcasting Service's "Dateline" current affairs program said the images were recorded at the same time as the now-infamous pictures of U.S. soldiers abusing Abu Ghraib detainees which sparked international outrage in 2004. Some of the newly broadcast...

2006-02-15 09:00:00

SYDNEY -- An Australian television station on Wednesday broadcast what it said were previously unpublished images of physical abuse of Iraqi prisoners inside the U.S.-run Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad. The Special Broadcasting Service's "Dateline" current affairs program said the images had been taken at the same time as the now-infamous photographs of U.S. soldiers abusing Iraqis in Abu Ghraib, which sparked international outrage in 2004. While some of the latest pictures are similar to...

2006-02-13 18:07:56

By Ingrid Melander STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - EU lawmakers on Monday outlined plans to probe allegations the CIA ran secret prisons in the 25-nation bloc, and studied a list of people it might call for questioning which includes the head of the CIA. The European Parliament set up a temporary committee last month to look into media reports alleging the U.S. intelligence service carried out abductions and "rendition" flights carrying prisoners and ran secret detention centers in...