US Army records reveal mock executions in Iraq

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union [advocacy website] has obtained records [ACLU press release] from the US Army describing mock executions [Los Angeles Times report] being used against Iraqi detainees, which are forbidden. An army captain ordered a detainee to dig his own grave then ordered troops to pretend to shoot him. In a similar incident, a soldier fired a gun over a detainee's head. In all, over 2,600 pages of testimony, documentation, and disciplinary records were released. AP has more.

 

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