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Monday, May 17, 2004

Bitch in a Box

from Cursor

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | US forces were taught torture techniques:
"Soldiers' accounts reveal widespread use of sleep deprivation and mock executions

Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington
Friday May 14, 2004
The Guardian

They called it "bitch in a box". On a baking hot day last August, a black Mercedes sedan pulled up at the US army base in Ramadi and two US interrogators dragged an Iraqi man out of the boot. He was gasping for air.

"They kind of had to prop him up to carry him in. He looked like he had been there for a while," said a US soldier who witnessed the Iraqi's arrival in the custody of American interrogators wearing desert camouflage but no identifying insignia.

Such coercive interrogation techniques are widespread in Iraq. The Guardian has learned of ordinary soldiers who were instructed to use sleep deprivation on prisoners, and taught to perform mock executions"


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