Red Cross: Most Iraqis arrested by mistake

by on May 10th, 2004

The leaked report from February by the International Committee of the Red Cross found that up to 90 percent of Iraqis held by U.S. and allied troops have been arrested by mistake, and those considered likely intelligence sources faced coercion that in some cases was “tantamount to torture.”

“In certain cases, such as in Abu Ghraib military intelligence section, methods of physical and psychological coercion used by the interrogators appeared to be part of the standard operating procedures by military intelligence personnel to obtain confessions and extract information,” the report said.

Etalkinghead Staff