Top Army general refused to reprimand former Gitmo commander for abuse

[JURIST] According to a congressional aide speaking on the condition of anonymity, an unreleased Pentagon report reveals that a top Army general rejected the recommended reprimand of former Guantanamo Bay prison commander Army Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller [Wikipedia profile] for the abusive interrogation of a detainee. The recommendation came from two generals after a military investigation into FBI allegations of prisoner abuse at the camp. The congressional aide cited offenses from the report such as female interrogators inappropriately touching prisoners, threats against a prisoner's family, chaining detainees to the floor in fetal positions, and improper use of duct tape on a detainee. The US Senate Armed Services Committee [official website] is expected to be briefed on the results of the unreleased report Wednesday. News of the report follows Saturday's release of Capt. Leslie J. McKoy [JURIST report] from his post as commander of the Guantanamo Bay naval base, although Pentagon says that that dismissal was unrelated to detention camp operations. AP has more.



 

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