Ex-SEAL testifies to prisoner abuse at Baghdad base

[JURIST] A former US Navy SEAL [official service website] testifying Monday in the Article 32 military hearing [Navy JAG backgrounder] of a fellow SEAL lieutenant said that on two separate occasions he witnessed SEALs and CIA officials abusing Iraqi prisoners, in one instance punching, choking and poking in the eye a recalcitrant Iraqi detainee who later died. The alleged incidents took place at Camp Jenny Pozzi, the SEAL base at Baghdad International Airport. Lawyers for the SEAL under investigation disputed the evidence, saying the witness lacked credibility as he had bben expelled from the SEALs after stealing a bulletproof vest. AP has more.

 

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