WikiLeaks Cable: Iraqi Interrogators Rape Juveniles to Get Confessions

By: Monday September 12, 2011 10:52 am

Iraqi army soldier guards detainees (photo: James Gordon) [Updated - 1:36 PM ET] A US State Embassy cable marked “confidential” and published by WikiLeaks reveals details on the detention of juveniles held in “Site 4″ in a Iraq Interior Ministry (MOI) detention complex. The juveniles allege sexual abuse by Iraqi interrogators, specifically that rapes were [...]

UN Report on Torture in Afghan Prisons Moves NATO to Suspend Detainee Transfers

By: Tuesday September 6, 2011 7:07 pm

(photo: Truthout.org) Allegations of widespread torture in Afghanistan prisons have led NATO to announce it will suspend transfers of detainees pending further investigation. as BBC News reports, “certain facilities” will not be receiving detainees until the “observations” in the UN report can be verified. An “as-yet unpublished UN report” is charges jails run by Afghan [...]

WikiLeaks Cable: Iraqi Tortured by Guards Who Insisted He Confess to Killing 25 People

By: Saturday September 3, 2011 4:44 pm

The Iraq War Logs, released by WikiLeaks in October of last year, revealed, “US soldiers witnessed, or were told of, more than 1,300 cases of detainee abuse by Iraqi authorities. But following the Abu Ghraib scandal of 2004, they were given explicit orders not to investigate unless coalition personnel were involved.” It should come as [...]

PJ Crowley: No US Policy Changed Because of the WikiLeaks Revelations

By: Thursday September 1, 2011 9:56 am

Former State Department spokesperson PJ Crowley has written an op-ed on the recent release of more than 130,000 US State Embassy cables. Likening the cable publication to “pestilence,” Crowley provides his perspective on what he thinks will happen now that the cables have been published. Crowley was forced to resign in March after he made [...]

WikiLeaks’ Cablegate Spawns Passwordgate

By: Wednesday August 31, 2011 10:11 pm

Cablegate (photo: Global Astrology Blog) Decryption passwords for an encrypted file containing the entire cache of unredacted unpublished US State Embassy cables have been disclosed. The file has been cracked and supposedly two WikiLeaks mirror sites have published the cache of unredacted unpublished cables. It is only a matter of time before cables that WikiLeaks [...]

Cablegate Round-Up: Bombs for Israel, Cleaning Up Agent Orange

By: Saturday August 27, 2011 4:08 pm

Here’s an attempt to inform people who want to know what people are uncovering as they sift through the batch of over 120,000 cables WikiLeaks recently made available to the public: US secretly delivered GBU-28 bunker busting bombs to Israel (November 18, 2009) – In an Executive Session of the 40th Joint Political Military Group [...]

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