Thursday, March 24, 2005

 

ACLU and Human Rights First Sue Defense Secretary Rumsfeld Over U.S. Torture Policies

WASHINGTON -- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld bears direct responsibility for the torture and abuse of detainees in U.S. military custody, the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights First charged today in the first federal court lawsuit to name a top U.S. official in the ongoing torture scandal in Iraq and Afghanistan that has tarnished America's reputation.
http://www.aclu.org/SafeandFree/SafeandFree.cfm?ID=17584&c=206

'He did not stop' torture, humiliation of detainees

WASHINGTON - Two U.S. human rights groups on Tuesday sued Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, saying he first authorized and then failed to stop torture of prisoners in Iraq and Afghanistan.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7048754/

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