Monday, October 24, 2005

ACLU Reports 21 Homicides in U.S. Custody

ACLU Reports 21 Homicides in U.S. Custody - Yahoo! News:
"WASHINGTON - At least 21 detainees who died while being held in U.S. custody in Iraq and Afghanistan were killed, many during or after interrogations, according to an analysis of Defense Department data by the American Civil Liberties Union.

The analysis, released Monday, looked at 44 deaths described in records obtained by the ACLU. Of those, the group characterized 21 as homicides, and said at least eight resulted from abusive techniques by military or intelligence officers, such as strangulation or "blunt force injuries," as noted in the autopsy reports."

I'm sure it was only a few bad apples -- at every detention facility in two countries. No wonder Bush wanted to veto the no-torture bill. Just imagine how much it will tie the hands of intelligence officers around the globe.

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