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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:50 PM
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Danish medics reported seeing tortured Iraqis

Danish army medics in Iraq saw two prisoners at a British field hospital who had been beaten, one of them to death, the Danish Defence Ministry said on Friday.

The incident was reported to British officials in September.

Danish troops serve under British command in southern Iraq, where two unnamed medics said that last September in Basra two Iraqi prisoners were brought in with signs of having suffered "rough treatment during an unauthorised interrogation in the field by a British unit", said a ministry statement.

"According to the information, one of the Iraqis was later to die of his injuries," the ministry said.

Britain and its ally the United States are struggling to contain a growing scandal over abuse of Iraqi prisoners.

Danish Defence Minister Soren Gade told local television the British military had agreed to provide information about the incident, which was reported immediately to a Danish army lawyer back in September but was not reported to Copenhagen.
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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:57 PM
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1. Where do they sell these GIGANTIC CORKS that the higher-ups
in every administration in the world manage to put in the pipes leading to them every time "unpleasant" information is supposed to get to the top? The cork manufacturers must be reporting humongous sales. I want to buy stock. It looks like a growth industry right now.
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cliss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:16 PM
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2. I saw a photo of the latest batch of
people who were released from Abu Ghraib prison. They were taken out of the prison by bus, and dropped off outside Baghdad. Detainees were met by relatives. I saw the photo of one man who was hugging a family member. He was crying, either from sadness or joy of being free. Hard to tell which.

I thought to myself, this is my country that caused that man's tears, and I felt such shame.
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