"No blood, no foul" : soldiers' accounts of detainee abuse in Iraq
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title: "No blood, no foul" : soldiers' accounts of detainee abuse in Iraq
title: Soldiers' accounts of detainee abuse in Iraq; No blood, no foul : the High Five Paintball Club
creator: Sifton, John
publisher: Human Rights Watch
date: Record created: 2010-08-23
date: Record modified: 2011-09-08
description: Abstract: U.S. forces have now been deployed in Iraq for over three years. During this time, tens of thousands of Iraqis have been arrested, detained, and interrogated by U.S. personnel. Many of the detainees--held at Forward Operating Bases (FOBs) or at central detention centers such as Abu Ghraib prison, Camp Cropper, and Camp Bucca--have been interrogated by personnel from U.S. Military Intelligence (MI) or the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). While some detainees have been insurgents, others have been innocent civilians caught up in U.S. military operations, in the wrong place at the wrong time. There is mounting evidence to show that many detainees have been abused. The Abu Ghraib scandal, which broke in April 2004, brought the issue of detainee abuse to the world's attention, but it is now clear that the scope of the problem is far broader than was known at the time. Since 2003, Human Rights Watch has reviewed hundreds of credible allegations of serious mistreatment and torture of detainees in U.S. custody. Alleged abuses have taken place in locations all over Iraq, in both FOBs and centralized facilities, and have involved CIA agents, military interrogators, MP guards, and ordinary combat soldiers. Abuses have also been alleged in detention facilities in Afghanistan and at Guantanamo Bay, where smaller numbers of detainees are held. In many cases, it has taken years for abuses to come to light. This report is based largely on firsthand accounts by U.S. military personnel stationed in Iraq, and describes abuses that took place in three separate locations in Iraq in 2003-2005. Many of the accounts are from soldiers who witnessed and in some cases participated in the abuses. First, the report discusses incidents involving a special military and CIA task force based at Camp Nama, near Baghdad, in 2003-2004, and near Balad in 2004-2005. Second, the report describes abuses in 2003-2004 at a Forward Operating Base on the Syrian border, called FOB Tiger. Third, the report details abuses in 2004 at detention facilities at the Mosul airport. The military's own investigations and reports by journalists and other observers support many of the accounts, and provide further details from soldiers about abuses at these facilities, including abuses in 2005.
description: "July 2006."; Caption title.; Includes bibliographical references; Mode of Access: World Wide Web.; System requirement: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
subject: Iraq War, 2003--Prisoners and prisons, American.
subject: Prisoners of war--Abuse of--United States.
subject: Torture--United States.
subject: Detention of persons--Iraq.
subject: Military interrogation--Iraq.
subject: Detention of persons--United States.
subject: War on Terrorism, 2001--Prisoners and prisons, American.
relation: Is part of: Human Rights Watch ; v. 18, no. 3(G); Human Rights Watch. G ; v. 18, no. 3.
format: 53 p.
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