Thursday, February 16, 2006

Pictures Not at the Exhibition: The Torture Photos Congress Didn’t Want Us to See

Lila Rajiva in dissident voice

"Yesterday, Australia’s public broadcaster, SBS, aired some 60 unpublished photos of torture at Abu Ghraib prison on its show Dateline at 8:30 PM. The images were rapidly re-broadcast on Arab TV and other news outfits and have been condemned immediately as violations of international law by the International Red Cross. The new detainee diorama -- a world exclusive, apparently -- includes pictures of bleeding and hooded prisoners bound to beds and doors, of naked men handcuffed together or in a pile, of corpses, of dogs snarling at the faces of prisoners, of cigarette burns on buttocks and wounds from shotgun pellets, and of even more graphic sexual torture. And it comes on the heels of a British video showing British soldiers brutally assaulting unarmed Iraqi teens in Basra. No one can now question that criminal behavior was rampant among Coalition Forces..." (more)


At 6:00 PM, Blogger midwesterntransport said...

Oh my god.

We should know about this stuff, so thanks for linking, but ugh.

I feel sick.


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