Judge Orders Thousands of Detainee Abuse Photos to Be Disclosed After US Government Fails to Justify Secrecy

By: Friday March 20, 2015 5:02 pm

A federal district court judge will no longer accept the United States government’s secrecy arguments and has ruled that it must release thousands of photographs of detainee abuse and torture in Afghanistan and Iraq, including inhumane treatment at Abu Ghraib prison. The government is “required to disclose each and all the photographs responsive” to the [...]

Judge Gives US Government a Week to Appeal or Comply With Order Involving Thousands of Prisoner Abuse Photos

By: Friday February 6, 2015 11:54 am

The United States government has been given a week to appeal or comply with a federal judge’s order to provide a justification for why approximately 2,100 photographs of torture and abuse of prisoners must remain secret. The American Civil Liberties Union has pursued the release of records related to detainee treatment and “the death of [...]

WikiLeaks Cables: Interior Ministry Blocked Justice After Raped Juveniles Were Found in Iraqi Prison

By: Wednesday September 14, 2011 4:30 pm

Jawad al-Bulani (photo: DoD Imagery) Over 1,400 detainees were found in an Iraqi Interior Ministry (MOI) detention facility known as “Site 4″ by an inspection team on May 30, 2006. An inspection team uncovered cases of juveniles, who were raped to induce confessions, and a hook-and-pulley system for torturing detainees. [The Dissenter reported on this revelation [...]

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 [...]

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