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16. Hawaii Man Named In Iraq Prisoner Abuse Probe
We got us another one of those mercenaries today cowboy!

Honolulu Attorney Hired To Represent Interrogator

HONOLULU -- One of the people being investigated in the Iraq prisoner abuse case is a man from Hawaii, KITV 4 News has learned.
Daniel E. Johnson is an employee of the Virginia-based company, CACI Premier Technology. He was one of the civilian interrogators at the Abu Ghraib prison.

The scandal over prisoner abuse there erupted after photos showing abuse of detainees were made public.

Johnson is not accused of the kind of abuse shown in the photos. He was named in an article in The New York Times Thursday.

The Times said Army investigators say Johnson acknowledged that "he is aggressive in an interview. He generally yells in their face, and throws the table in the room."


Telltale Signs of Torture Lead Family to Demand Answers

Wife, Daughters Tell of Iraqi Man Discharged from U.S. Custody in Coma
by Dahr Jamail (bio)
Brian Dominick (bio) contributed to this item.

Editor's Note: Part of the following feature story was first reported by Baghdad correspondent Dahr Jamail back in January, when almost no one was paying attention to stories of the horrifying treatment dealt to Iraqi prisoners by their Western captors. Now that the world has deemed the topic newsworthy, Jamail has returned to the story for more thorough coverage. As part of our mission to The NewStandard will continue to pursue this and other stories like it in the near future. As any Iraq correspondent who speaks with Iraqis can attest, there is no shortage of them.

Baghdad , May 4 - Not all evidence of military personnel mistreating Iraqis held in US custody come from leaks within the American- and British-run detention facilities. In many cases, such as that of Sadiq Zoman, 57, who last year entered US custody healthy but left in a vegetative state, the story originates with family members desperate to share their loved ones story with anyone willing to listen.

American soldiers detained Zoman at his residence in Kirkuk on July 21, 2003 when they raided the Zoman family home in search of weapons and, apparently, to arrest Zoman himself.

More than a month later, on August 23, US soldiers dropped Zoman off, already comatose, at a hospital in Tikrit. Although he was unable to recount his story, his body bore telltale signs of torture: what appear to be point burns on his skin, bludgeon marks on the back of his head, a badly broken thumb, electrical burns on the soles of his feet. Additionally, family members say they found whip marks across his back and more electrical burns on his genitalia.

Daughter Rheem stated, "My father is a good man who helped so many people in our community. Why have they done this to him? Can you tell me? Everyone who knows him can say that he did so many good things to help people."

With tears in her eyes, Hashima Zoman added, "Is it fair for any man's family to be made to suffer like this? Is it right that his daughters must see him like this? Our lives will never be the same again, no matter what happens." .

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