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Thursday, February 23, 2006

Survey Finds Abusive G.I.'s Not Pursued

From the New York Times:

The longest sentence for any member of the American military linked to a torture-related death of a detainee in Iraq or Afghanistan has been five months, a human rights group reported Wednesday. In only 12 of 34 cases has anyone been punished for the confirmed or suspected killings, said the group, Human Rights First, which is based in New York and Washington.
Beyond those cases, in almost half of 98 known detainee deaths since 2002, the cause was never announced or was reported as undetermined.

Click here to read the full article.

A link to Human Rights First (the group that conducted the study) can be found here.

--Tom Hayes


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