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WORLD
December 8, 2004 | Richard A. Serrano, Times Staff Writer
U.S. intelligence investigators who complained about the treatment of detainees in Iraq were harassed and threatened by U.S. military prison officials, the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency told Pentagon officials this year. Vice Adm. Lowell E. Jacoby said in a memo, made public Tuesday by the ACLU, that his DIA interrogators and debriefers saw prisoners with "burn marks on their backs" and some suffering from "kidney pain."
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WORLD
November 25, 2004 | From Associated Press
The two-star Army general who ran the U.S. military prison for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and later took over the U.S. military prison system in Iraq has been reassigned to a senior staff job in the Pentagon. Maj. Gen. Geoffrey D. Miller will be the Army's assistant chief of staff for installation management, with responsibility for housing, environmental and other support operations at Army bases. Miller ran the prison at the U.S.
NATIONAL
August 31, 2004 | Richard A. Serrano, Times Staff Writer
The soldier who pleaded guilty in the Abu Ghraib scandal provided fresh details Monday about some of the worst abuse at the Iraqi prison, saying that guards encouraged an Army medic to join in on the assault and that the mistreatment was not reported to superiors because soldiers assumed "it wouldn't go anywhere." Spc. Jeremy A. Sivits was one of the last witnesses to testify at a preliminary hearing into whether Pfc. Lynndie R.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 2004 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
A court-martial panel Wednesday found a U.S. Marine recruiter guilty of raping a 17-year-old Corona girl who wanted to join the military. Staff Sgt. William Clayton Bragg, 33, a 14-year Marine from Murrieta, also was found guilty of indecent assault, indecent language, indecent conduct, conduct to discredit the armed forces and adultery. The panel of six male Marines deliberated less than eight hours at the Marine Corps' Recruit Depot in San Diego.
WORLD
May 12, 2004 | Esther Schrader and Elizabeth Shogren, Times Staff Writers
The Army general who investigated abuse at a U.S. military prison in Iraq and a Pentagon official in charge of military intelligence disagreed sharply Tuesday over who controlled the prison when Iraqi war prisoners were stripped, humiliated and threatened with attack dogs. Responding to questions for the first time since his secret report to Army officials became public, Maj. Gen. Antonio M.
WORLD
May 5, 2004 | Bob Drogin, Times Staff Writer
The CIA is seeking to determine whether its operatives had a role in the imprisonment of so-called ghost detainees, Iraqi prisoners who were held without names, charges or other documentation at U.S.-run detention facilities across their homeland, intelligence officials said Tuesday.
WORLD
May 4, 2004 | Esther Schrader, Times Staff Writer
Overcrowded cellblocks, sadistic guards abusing and humiliating prisoners, inmates shot dead trying to escape down dark alleys, and detainees being spirited around the prison compound to avoid Red Cross workers. All this happened as guards made up their own rules and superiors condoned their actions. This was not Saddam Hussein's gulag but a devastating portrait of the U.S.-run Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad described by a U.S. Army investigator. The abuses occurred last year, after the U.S.
NATIONAL
November 25, 2003 | From Reuters
The United States has released 20 prisoners from its Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, military prison for suspects in the U.S.-declared war on terrorism, and has replaced them with another 20, the Pentagon said Monday. After the 20 detainees were sent to their home countries from Guantanamo on Friday, the U.S. military on Sunday brought 20 new suspects to the prison, which still holds about 660 detainees, the announcement said.
NEWS
April 9, 2002 | From the Washington Post
Justice Department officials have decided not to charge the American-born prisoner who was transferred from a U.S. military prison in Cuba to Norfolk, Va., last week, concluding that U.S. prosecutors lack enough incriminating information, officials said. That leaves the detainee, Yaser Esam Hamdi, 22, in legal limbo as government lawyers try to determine whether there is a way to charge him under U.S. military law.
NEWS
January 23, 2002 | RICHARD A. SERRANO and JOHN HENDREN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rising to counter mounting criticism after months of favorable world opinion for the war effort, U.S. officials forcefully denied Tuesday that Al Qaeda suspects are being treated inhumanely at a makeshift military prison in Cuba. In the last few days, critics ranging from members of British Parliament to U.S.
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