U.S. charges soldiers with torturing Iraqi prisoners

from CBC.ca archives | Wed, 28 Apr 2004

BAGHDAD - The U.S. military has charged six soldier after photographs were published of the soldiers torturing Iraqi prisoners.

One prisoner was told that if he fell off the box on which he had been placed, the wires attached to his hands would electrocute him. It may be an interrogation technique, but it was also clearly just a little fun for the American soldiers guarding Iraqis.

Six soldiers will now face courts martial.

"I'm not going to stand up here and apologize for these soldiers," said Brig.-Gen, Mark Kimmitt during a news conference in Baghdad.

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Brig.-Gen. Mark Kimmitt

Brig.-Gen. Mark Kimmitt