Sunday, 7 November 2010
How our taxes are spent by the Ministry of Defence
Iraqi prisoners were abused at '
The Guardian reports (November 6th): Evidence of the alleged systematic and brutal mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners at a secret British military interrogation centre that is being described as "the
's Abu Ghraib" emerged during high court proceedings brought by more than 200 former inmates. UK
The court was told there was evidence that detainees were starved, deprived of sleep, subjected to sensory deprivation and threatened with execution at the shadowy facilities near
operated by the Joint Forces Interrogation Team, or JFIT. Basra
It also received allegations that JFIT's prisoners were beaten, forced to kneel in stressful positions for up to 30 hours at a time, and that some were subjected to electric shocks. Some of the prisoners say that they were subject to sexual humiliation by women soldiers, while others allege that they were held for days in cells as small as one metre square.