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Neil Mick
07-05-2005, 08:34 PM
Hooray for our side, huh?

The Observer (http://observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1520186,00.html)

British and American aid intended for Iraq's hard-pressed police service is being diverted to paramilitary commando units accused of widespread human rights abuses, including torture and extra-judicial killings, The Observer can reveal.

The investigation revealed:

A 'ghost' network of secret detention centres across the country, inaccessible to human rights organisations, where torture is taking place.

Compelling evidence of widespread use of violent interrogation methods including hanging by the arms, burnings, beatings, the use of electric shocks and sexual abuse.

Claims that serious abuse has taken place within the walls of the Iraqi government's own Ministry of the Interior.

Apparent co-operation between unofficial and official detention facilities, and evidence of extra-judicial executions by the police.

Sing with me!

Freedom is on the march! :disgust: