Thursday, February 17, 2005


...and the torturing leads to murder

From the AP: Iraqi Died While Hung From Wrists (By Seth Hettana)

An Iraqi whose corpse was photographed with grinning U.S. soldiers at Abu Ghraib died under CIA interrogation while in a position condemned by human rights groups as torture — suspended by his wrists, with his hands cuffed behind his back.

[Manadel al-Jamadi] died in a position known as "Palestinian hanging," the documents reviewed by The AP show. It is unclear whether that position was approved by the Bush administration for use in CIA interrogations.

Did his CIA interrogators initially worry about this death? Unlikely not, for they knew

Al-Jamadi was one of the CIA's "ghost" detainees at Abu Ghraib — prisoners being held secretly by the agency.

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