xer-files
Sunday, July 03, 2005
  I'll see you on the dark side of the moon
The Observer can reveal:
British and American aid intended for Iraq's hard-pressed police service is being diverted to paramilitary commando units accused of widespread human rights abuses, including torture and extra-judicial killings, Iraqi Police Service officers said that ammunition, weapons and vehicles earmarked for the IPS are being taken by shock troops at the forefront of Iraq's new dirty counter-insurgency war.

The investigation revealed:
· A 'ghost' network of secret detention centres across the country, inaccessible to human rights organisations, where torture is taking place.
· Compelling evidence of widespread use of violent interrogation methods including hanging by the arms, burnings, beatings, the use of electric shocks and sexual abuse.
· Claims that serious abuse has taken place within the walls of the Iraqi government's own Ministry of the Interior.
· Apparent co-operation between unofficial and official detention facilities, and evidence of extra-judicial executions by the police.


In the meantime in the Jesuslands:
Meet with the AA, probably the world's smallest minority. They definitely exist:
"Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court rulings in two key cases involving public display of the Ten Commandments amounts to a 'backdoor' excuse allowing government promotion of religion. [...] Today’s decision is an unfortunate set-back especially for millions of Atheists and other Americans who profess no religious beliefs, and now have their government elevating religion above our constitution.” [...]

"...the court’s decision does not prevent future appeals on the issue of religious displays in the public square. It took more than half-a-century of appeals and other legal action to finally overturn the odious practice of segregation,” said Dave Silverman, Communications Director for American Atheists. “The effort to end government sponsorship of religion is just entering another phase.”
 
Comments: Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]



Links to this post:

Create a Link



<< Home
You know Stone's 'Hidden History of the Korean War'?

My Photo
Name:
Location: Netherlands
Archives
February 2005 / March 2005 / April 2005 / May 2005 / June 2005 / July 2005 / August 2005 / September 2005 / October 2005 / November 2005 / December 2005 / January 2006 / February 2006 / March 2006 / April 2006 / May 2006 / June 2006 / July 2006 / August 2006 / September 2006 / October 2006 / November 2006 / December 2006 / January 2007 / February 2007 / March 2007 / April 2007 / May 2007 / June 2007 / July 2007 / August 2007 / September 2007 / October 2007 / November 2007 / December 2007 / January 2008 / February 2008 / March 2008 / May 2008 / June 2008 / July 2008 / October 2008 / December 2008 / January 2009 / February 2009 / March 2009 / April 2009 / May 2009 / June 2009 /