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April 30, 2005

Retaliation and Intimidation

-- by Dave Johnson

Lawyer Who Told of U.S. Abuses at Afghan Bases Loses U.N. Post,

A United Nations human rights monitor who accused American military forces and civilian contractors last week of abusing and torturing prisoners in Afghanistan has been told his job is over.

[. . .] The day before, he had released a 21-page report saying that Americans running prisons in Afghanistan had acted above the law "by engaging in arbitrary arrests and detentions and committing abusive practices, including torture."

Posted by Dave Johnson at April 30, 2005 4:44 PM

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So much for free speech.

Posted by: Jane Algozzini at May 4, 2005 7:19 AM

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