New documents say Afghan abuse photos destroyed after Abu Ghraib scandal

[JURIST] Documents from US military investigators obtained by the ACLU under Freedom of Information Act provisions and released Friday suggest that US personnel engaged in widespread abuse of prisoners in Afghanistan, and that US soldiers attempted to cover up evidence of the abuses in the wake of the Abu Ghraib prison [JURIST Hot Topic archive] scandal in Iraq last year. The documents suggest that Afghan prisoners were physically and sexually abused, subjected to mock executions, and were threatened with attack dogs. Read an ACLU press release and review the documents. The Guardian has more.



 

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