Thursday, May 25, 2006

The Torture Question.

We're attempting on this site to keep the issue of torture on the front burner as June, the anti-torture month, approaches.

In mid-August, a FRONTLINE documentary crew made the perilous journey to the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Entering the 280-acre compound in the middle of the night, escorted by helicopters and a convoy of armed Humvees, the crew was following 50 detainees fresh from the battlefield. As they were ordered to kneel in formation on the concrete floor, one detainee nervously asked the FRONTLINE cameraman, "Is this Abu Ghraib?" The answer brought a shudder.
You can watch the entire programme online by clicking the title.

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