Documents Obtained By ACLU Provide Further Evidence That Abuse Of Iraqi Prisoners Was Systemic
ACLU Press Release
New York, NY
The ACLU and four other groups sued the Department of Defense under FOIA for documents regarding the treatment of people held in Iraq by the U.S. on terrorism-related concerns. Records showed not only that the alleged abuse was systemic - as patterns of alleged abuse occurred at various sites at various times - but also that military investigations were hamstrung by incomplete records, interviews, and recollections.
The lawsuit, which began with a FOIA request in October 2003, has brought over 100,000 pages of government records to light. In addition to the ACLU, other groups participating in the lawsuit include the Center for Constitutional Rights, Physicians for Human Rights, Veterans for Common Sense and Veterans for Peace.
torture, abuse, detainees, Iraq, terrorism, military, investigation
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