ACLU release of documents today substantiating horrifying US torture of Iraqi juveniles
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The documents the ACLU released today describe substantiated incidents of torture and abuse by U.S. Marines, including:
- holding a pistol to the back of a detainee's head while another Marine took a picture (Karbala, May 2003)
- ordering four Iraqi juveniles to kneel while a pistol was "discharged to conduct a mock execution" (Adiwaniyah, June 2003)
- severely burning a detainee's hands by covering them in alcohol and igniting them (Al Mumudiyah, August 2003), and
- shocking a detainee with an electric transformer, causing the detainee to "dance" as he was shocked (Al Mumudiyah, April 2004).
Editor's note: The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) does just enough in order to have people believe that it is a legitimate organization which fights for human rights. The reality, however, is that it is not.