The US administration investigating itself is not enough. Instead, the US authorities should allow independent bodies, including Amnesty International, to visit the detention centre and interview all prisoners in order to ensure that their complaints are not going unheard.
The latest abuse allegations arose after Marine Sgt. Heather Cerveny provided a two-page sworn statement [PDF] last year claiming she conversed with a group of off-duty Marines who bragged of beating and abusing detainees. Southern Command said earlier this week that "investigators conducted 20 separate interviews" with the personnel involved and determined that "the evidence did not support any allegations of mistreatment or harassment."
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