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Friday, March 18, 2005

Media: 108 deaths in custody

various media outlets report that an estimated 108 people have died in U.S. custody in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and roughly a quarter of the cases have been investigated as possible U.S. abuse, according to government data provided to The Associated Press. Human-rights groups say there are others.

Of the prisoner deaths:

  • At least 26 have been investigated as criminal homicides involving possible abuse.
  • At least 29 are attributed to suspected natural causes or accident.
  • Twenty-two died during an insurgent mortar attack on April 6, 2004, on Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
  • At least 21 are attributed to "justifiable homicide," when U.S. troops used deadly force against rioting, escaping or threatening prisoners, and investigations found the troops acted appropriately.

1 Comments:

Blogger Stuart Anthony Fenech said...

Refer to the us and them rule.

When we commit attrocities, they are (a) justifed (b) not normal actions (c) completely exaggerated and (d) nowhere near as bad as them.

When they commit attrocities, they are (a) not justied (b) proof that they are all bad and evil (c) only the start of their evil and (d) much worse than us.

19/3/05 1:38 pm  

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