Secret order that let US ignore abuse A prisoner was kneeling on the ground, blindfolded and handcuffed, when an Iraqi soldier walked over to him and kicked him in the neck. A US marine sergeant was watching and reported the incident, which was duly recorded and judged to be valid. The outcome: "No investigation required." That was a relatively minor assault. Another of the leaked Iraqi war logs records the case of a man who was arrested by police on suspicion of preparing a suicide bomb. In the station, an officer shot him in the leg and then, the log continues, this detainee "suffered abuse which amounted to cracked ribs, multiple lacerations and welts and bruises from being whipped with a large rod and hose across his back". Secret order that let US ignore abuse
Secret Iraq Files

Detainees handed over despite reports of torture

Iraqwarlogs.com shortlisted in Amnesty Media Awards The Bureau of Investigative Journalism's web project is shortlisted for a leading human rights media award. More coverage of the Bureau’s Iraq investigation Journalism.co.uk reports on the Bureau's work on the Iraq war logs US troops hand over detainees to interrogation squad Detainees handed over despite reports of torture
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