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Abu Ghraib Abuse

Defense Contractor Pays $5M To Abu Ghraib Prisoners

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 03.10.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- A defense contractor whose subsidiary was accused in a lawsuit of conspiring to torture detainees at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison in I...

Eric Holder: Prosecutorial Discretion and Extrajudicial Deaths

Tung Yin | Posted 12.24.2012 | College
Tung Yin

Gul Rahman and Manadel al-Jamadi were among hundreds of detainees captured during armed conflict with U.S. forces in Afghanistan or Iraq, but unlike most of the other captives, they died in captivity.

'Ministry by Presence' and the Difference it Made at Abu Ghraib

Stephen Mansfield | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
Stephen Mansfield

Both through the reforms ordered by senior commanders and through the pro-active ministries of these new chaplains, Abu Ghraib was transformed.

Torture: Blinking In The Face Of Evil

Satpal Singh | Posted 10.30.2011 | Religion
Satpal Singh

Many religions believe in a compassionate God, and that all humans are children of God. When most of us would shudder just thinking about our child being tortured, how can we justify the brutalization of God's sons and daughters?

Convicted Abu Ghraib Abuse Ringleader Released From Prison

AP | DAVID DISHNEAU | Posted 10.06.2011 | World

The convicted ringleader of detainee abuses at Abu Ghraib was released Saturday from a military prison, an Army spokeswoman said. Charles Graner Jr.,...

Supreme Court Rejects Abu Ghraib Lawsuit

AP | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from former detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq who wanted to sue defense contractors ov...

Political Interference With Torture Investigations Is Un-American

Human Rights First | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics
Human Rights First

Almost a decade after reports of death and abuse of detainees in U.S. custody at Abu Ghraib and other sites came to light, the prosecutor appointed to look into some of these serious, criminal allegations is reportedly moving forward.

Grand Jury Investigates Torture In Abu Ghraib Death

Time | Adam Zagorin | Posted 08.13.2011 | World

It has been nearly a decade since Manadel al-Jamadi, an Iraqi prisoner known as "the Iceman" — for the bungled attempt to cool his body and make him...

Pentagon Braces For Huge WikiLeaks Dump On Iraq War

Yahoo! News | Phil Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Pentagon said on Sunday it had a 120-member team prepared to review a massive leak of as many as 500,000 Iraq war documents, which are expected to...

The Ghosts of Abu Ghraib Exorcised?

Jerrold D. Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jerrold D. Green

By starting the unorthodox practice of permitting family members to visit those in custody, there is an increasingly large group of Afghans who have experienced positive exposure to US personnel and operations in Afghanistan.

Abu Ghraib Unit To Return To Iraq

AP | DAVID DISHNEAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The Army Reserve unit tarnished by the Abu Ghraib detainee-abuse scandal has been mobilized to return to Iraq in its first dep...

Inmates Attack Guards At Iraq's Abu Ghraib Prison

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Abu Ghraib prison inmates rioted for a second straight day Friday to demand better conditions, setting fire to mattresses and seizing ...

Why No Investigation?

Naomi Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Naomi Wolf

Why are the Congressional leadership of both parties bizarrely silent now, when the American people are demanding an investigation and prosecution of the crimes represented in the abuse photos?

War is Torture

Rick Ayers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Ayers

I would like to balance this crazy talk about whether torture is good policy with a counter-balancing, air-clearing, broad assertion: war is torture.

Torture Images From Set Of Standard Operating Procedure Retell Story Of Abu Ghraib

Huffington Post Contributors | Nubar Alexanian and Katharine Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Photographs by Nubar Alexanian Text by Katharine Thomas One of President Obama's first executive decisions in office was to prohibit the use of inte...

Abu Ghraib Guards: We Were Scapegoats For Bush

Times London | Tim Reid | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Prison guards jailed for abusing inmates at the Abu Ghraib jail in Iraq are planning to appeal against their convictions on the ground that recently r...

Prison Abuse Photos From Iraq, Afghanistan To Be Released By Pentagon

Los Angeles Times | Peter Wallsten, Julian Barnes and Greg Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Reporting from Washington -- The Obama administration agreed late Thursday to release dozens of photographs depicting alleged abuse by U.S. personnel ...

Abu Ghraib Head: Bush Administration Scapegoated Us

CBS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Brigadier General Janis Karpinski, who ran Iraq prisons in 2003, including the notorious Abu Ghraib prison was insistent that all orders on interrogat...

Abu Ghraib Victims May Sue: US Court Ruling

Inter Press Service | William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK, Apr 16 (IPS) - In a ruling that could have widespread implications for government contractors overseas, a federal court has concluded that...

Cheney's Deflection of the Truth

Malou Innocent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Malou Innocent

Despite what Vice President Cheney wants Americans to believe, his favored policies have neither made us safer nor limited the ability of terrorists to plan another attack.

A New Approach to Terrorism

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kerry Kennedy

A war on terror which undermines the most basic values of society -- life, liberty, the rule of law -- is not worth waging if we end up creating a society which mirrors the repression we battled in the first place.

Abu Ghraib Prison To Reopen -- With Facelift And New Name

AP | KIM GAMEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BAGHDAD — Iraq will reopen the notorious Abu Ghraib prison next month, but it's getting a facelift and a new name, a senior justice official sai...

Obama Prompted To Prosecute Bush

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With few exceptions the transition period has been a model of presidential goodwill and cooperation. Apparently, the curious users who have been submi...

Clint and Cheney: a Tale of Two Dicks

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The VP and Eastwood's character are both gruff, prickly, taciturn, sandpaper-voiced men, given to conservative views, macho posturing, and a narrow view of right and wrong. And they both always seem on the verge of telling people around them to go f**k themselves. Read More Will The Madoff Debacle Finally End The "Who Could Have Known?" Era? Iraq. Fannie Mae. Citigroup. Bernie Madoff. When you look at the elements that were crucial to the creation of each of these debacles, it's amazing how much in common they all have. And not just in how they began but in how they ended: with those responsible being amazed at what happened, because...who could have known? Read More Watch: Arianna Talks New Media and Politics with Ashton Kutcher

Abu Ghraib To Reopen, Museum Planned

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BAGHDAD - Iraq plans to renovate and reopen Abu Ghraib prison, the notorious site of executions and torture under Saddam Hussein and later of a U.S. p...