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Rape photos at Abu Ghraib

Danny | 28.05.2009 11:02 | Anti-militarism | Iraq

The main 'world' story in the Daily Telegraph today is the confirmation by Major General Antony Taguba that photographs of rape at Abu Ghraib are among those being kept secret by Obama.

This has been known from witness testimony in both the military courtmartials and the civil cases being brought against the CACI and Titan/L3 corporations.
At least one picture shows an American soldier apparently raping a female prisoner while another is said to show a male translator raping a male detainee. Further photographs are said to depict sexual assaults on prisoners with objects including a truncheon, wire and a phosphorescent tube. Another apparently shows a female prisoner having her clothing forcibly removed to expose her breasts. Detail of the content emerged from Major General Antonio Taguba, the former army officer who conducted an inquiry into the Abu Ghraib jail in Iraq.
Allegations of rape and abuse were included in his 2004 report but the fact there were photographs was never revealed. He has now confirmed their existence in an interview with the Daily Telegraph...
“I saw [name of a translator] ******* a kid, his age would be about 15 to 18 years. The kid was hurting very bad and they covered all the doors with sheets. Then when I heard screaming I climbed the door because on top it wasn’t covered and I saw [name] who was wearing the military uniform, putting his **** in the little kid’s ***…. and the female soldier was taking pictures.”
The translator was an American Egyptian who is now the subject of a civil court case in the US.
The translator is an employee of the Titan/L3 corporation and no legal action was taken against him or any of the civilian contractors by the US Dept of Justice, despite them having photographic evidence of such abuse.
CACI are currently a preferred government supplier in the UK and US, and have been contracted to aid in the 2011 Scottish Census, asking questions such as 'Are you a Muslim'?

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