Abu Ghraib

What is Abu Ghraib known for?


military intelligence

of civilian interrogators led by Steven Stephanowicz, a former Navy petty officer and an employee of a Virginia company called CACI International, began work at Abu Ghraib under a classified (Classified information) one-year military contract. ... Their job was to conduct interrogations in conjunction with military police and military intelligence units, according to a company memorandum." In the report (Taguba Report) by Major General Antonio M. Taguba

was reported after the Second Iraq War (2003–2010), allegedly supported by American military intelligence agents, in Iraqi jails such as Abu Ghraib. US government legal memoranda from as early as 2002 approve the practice of techniques deemed by many observers as torture. *Sure; with Guantanamo (w:Guantanamo) and Abu Ghraib (w:Abu Ghraib), and headlines about Michael B. Mukasey (w:Michael B. Mukasey) such as ''Is It Torture? The Nominee Won’t Say'', why wouldn't an examination of BDSM and torture in the popular culture be appropriate? --David Shankbone (User:David Shankbone) 20:50, 21 October 2007 (UTC) ::This is Wikinews...not Wikipedia :) And I think its a GREAT interview...this should bring in some readers. I like to have something a bit controversial every now and then. :) ''DragonFire1024 (User:DragonFire1024)'' ('''Talk to the Dragon (User talk:DragonFire1024)''') 20:51, 21 October 2007 (UTC) :'''Michael:''' It’s all ridiculous. I don’t get embarrassed being an American, but I definitely avoid going places where Americans aren’t popular. :'''EW:''' But aside from all that, just living here year after year when you have a government that you hate, and that is systematically destroying the fabric of our society, and just taking apart everything they can think of. “Health care for children? Veto that. School system? Let’s destroy that.” Whatever you can think of. “Prisoners rights (w:Prisoners rights)? Let’s create Guantanamo Bay (w:Guantanamo Bay) and Abu Ghraib (w:Abu Ghraib).” Everything! I just sent a check today to the ACLU (w:ACLU). It’s really the time to be doing that. '''DS: Nadine Strossen is such a believer (ACLU President Strossen on religion, drugs, guns and impeaching George Bush). I guess you need to be a believer to be President of the ACLU. What trait do you deplore in yourself? The reports undermine claims made by several Bush-era officials that the leaked events of Abu Ghraib (w:Abu Ghraib) and Guantanamo Bay (w:Guantanamo Bay) were the result of "bad apples" from the bottom of both the CIA and the Pentagon's command structure. Says Carl Levin (w:Carl Levin), chair of the intelligence committee: "The paper trail on abuse leads to top civilian leaders, and our report connects the dots."


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*Sure; with Guantanamo (w:Guantanamo) and Abu Ghraib (w:Abu Ghraib), and headlines about Michael B. Mukasey (w:Michael B. Mukasey) such as ''Is It Torture? The Nominee Won’t Say'', why wouldn't an examination of BDSM and torture in the popular culture be appropriate? --David Shankbone (User:David Shankbone) 20:50, 21 October 2007 (UTC) ::This is Wikinews...not Wikipedia :) And I think its a GREAT interview...this should bring in some readers. I like to have something a bit controversial every now and then. :) ''DragonFire1024 (User:DragonFire1024)'' ('''Talk to the Dragon (User talk:DragonFire1024)''') 20:51, 21 October 2007 (UTC) :'''Michael:''' It’s all ridiculous. I don’t get embarrassed being an American, but I definitely avoid going places where Americans aren’t popular. :'''EW:''' But aside from all that, just living here year after year when you have a government that you hate, and that is systematically destroying the fabric of our society, and just taking apart everything they can think of. “Health care for children? Veto that. School system? Let’s destroy that.” Whatever you can think of. “Prisoners rights (w:Prisoners rights)? Let’s create Guantanamo Bay (w:Guantanamo Bay) and Abu Ghraib (w:Abu Ghraib).” Everything! I just sent a check today to the ACLU (w:ACLU). It’s really the time to be doing that. '''DS: Nadine Strossen is such a believer (ACLU President Strossen on religion, drugs, guns and impeaching George Bush). I guess you need to be a believer to be President of the ACLU. What trait do you deplore in yourself? The reports undermine claims made by several Bush-era officials that the leaked events of Abu Ghraib (w:Abu Ghraib) and Guantanamo Bay (w:Guantanamo Bay) were the result of "bad apples" from the bottom of both the CIA and the Pentagon's command structure. Says Carl Levin (w:Carl Levin), chair of the intelligence committee: "The paper trail on abuse leads to top civilian leaders, and our report connects the dots."


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, but found no evidence of weapons production. The city is also the site of Abu Ghraib prison, which was one of the sites where political dissidents were incarcerated under former ruler Saddam Hussein. Thousands of these dissidents were tortured and executed (capital punishment). After Saddam Hussein's fall, the Abu Ghraib prison was used by American forces in Iraq. In 2003, Abu Ghraib prison earned international notoriety for the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse torture and abuses

. Department of Public Health ''). * May 19 – Jeremy Sivits pleads guilty in a court-martial in connection with alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad. * May 22 – Dr. Manmohan Singh assumes office as the 17th and first Sikh Prime Minister of the Republic Of India. After the revelation of CIA sponsored torture in the 1970's and the subsequent outcry, the CIA largely stopped its own interrogations under torture


public attention

involvement in a coup (coup d'état) attempt in Equatorial Guinea. (BBC) (IAfrica) *For example, the recent abuses by the USA military at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq were made highly visible and resulted in shock and outrage in the USA. In contrast, the daily practices of humiliation and abuse in some prison settings in the USA gets almost no public attention. However, impatience for actionable


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Ghraib . That is exactly the mentality Rodriguez is celebrating here. ''Sin City'' is their movie." Other critics focused on especially negative


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series by Vladimir Kara-Murza (in Russian). a four-part documentary on the Soviet dissident movement. In 2005, with the revelations about captives in the Guantánamo Bay detention camp, Abu Ghraib and the CIA secret prisons, Bukovsky criticized the rationalization of torture. Torture's Long Shadow, ''The Washington Post'', 2005. Bukovsky warned about some parallels between the formations of the Soviet Union and the European Union. Former Soviet Dissident Warns For EU Dictatorship, interview with Bukovsky by Paul Belien. Transcript of Mr Bukovsky’s Brussels speech. The Brussels Journal, 27 February 2006. thumb right 180px Baghdad Central Prison cell block (File:Abu Ghraib cell block.jpg) The '''Baghdad Central Prison''', formerly known US releases scores from Baghdad prison, ''Google News'' ''Agence France-Presse'', February 12, 2009 as '''Abu Ghraib prison''' ( *Sure; with Guantanamo (w:Guantanamo) and Abu Ghraib (w:Abu Ghraib), and headlines about Michael B. Mukasey (w:Michael B. Mukasey) such as ''Is It Torture? The Nominee Won’t Say'', why wouldn't an examination of BDSM and torture in the popular culture be appropriate? --David Shankbone (User:David Shankbone) 20:50, 21 October 2007 (UTC) ::This is Wikinews...not Wikipedia :) And I think its a GREAT interview...this should bring in some readers. I like to have something a bit controversial every now and then. :) ''DragonFire1024 (User:DragonFire1024)'' ('''Talk to the Dragon (User talk:DragonFire1024)''') 20:51, 21 October 2007 (UTC) :'''Michael:''' It’s all ridiculous. I don’t get embarrassed being an American, but I definitely avoid going places where Americans aren’t popular. :'''EW:''' But aside from all that, just living here year after year when you have a government that you hate, and that is systematically destroying the fabric of our society, and just taking apart everything they can think of. “Health care for children? Veto that. School system? Let’s destroy that.” Whatever you can think of. “Prisoners rights (w:Prisoners rights)? Let’s create Guantanamo Bay (w:Guantanamo Bay) and Abu Ghraib (w:Abu Ghraib).” Everything! I just sent a check today to the ACLU (w:ACLU). It’s really the time to be doing that. '''DS: Nadine Strossen is such a believer (ACLU President Strossen on religion, drugs, guns and impeaching George Bush). I guess you need to be a believer to be President of the ACLU. What trait do you deplore in yourself? The reports undermine claims made by several Bush-era officials that the leaked events of Abu Ghraib (w:Abu Ghraib) and Guantanamo Bay (w:Guantanamo Bay) were the result of "bad apples" from the bottom of both the CIA and the Pentagon's command structure. Says Carl Levin (w:Carl Levin), chair of the intelligence committee: "The paper trail on abuse leads to top civilian leaders, and our report connects the dots."


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by members of the United States Army during the post-invasion period (Post-invasion Iraq, 2003–present). References *NPR story on ''Abu-Ghraib'' pronunciation Category:Populated places in Baghdad Province Prisoner abuse and enhanced interrogation techniques The Department of Defense's preliminary concerns for holding, housing, and interrogating captured prisoners

torturer, as the article states - but the pictures tell a different story. Put one picture at the top and others in the section about Abu Ghraib. ke4roh (User:Ke4roh) 15:44, Jun 29, 2004 (UTC) **:Of course there is going to be extensive use of Abu Ghraib pictures. This individual has no other claim to fame. 172 (User:172) 02:22, 30 Jun 2004 (UTC) * Objections: ** NPOV (Wikipedia:NPOV): The extensive use of Abu Ghraib pictures borders on gratuitous, and with them collected

at the top in the Cologne Blue skin on IE 6, it gives the impression that the page is either about an orgy or some sadomasochistic activities. Grainer must have been more than an Abu Ghraib torturer, as the article states - but the pictures tell a different story. Put one picture at the top and others in the section about Abu Ghraib. ke4roh (User:Ke4roh) 15:44, Jun 29, 2004 (UTC) **:Of course there is going to be extensive use of Abu Ghraib pictures. This individual


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'' series, which was exhibited first in Europe. He based the works on reports of United States forces' abuses of prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison during the Iraq War. Beginning with an idea he had on a plane journey, Botero produced more than 85 paintings and 100 drawings in exploring this concept "Abu Ghraib", ZonaEuropa, 13 Apr 2005 and "painting out the poison." The series was exhibited at two United States locations in 2007, including Washington, DC. Botero said he would not sell any of the works, but would donate them to museums. Erica Jong, Review: "Botero Sees the World's True Heavies at Abu Ghraib", ''Washington Post'', 4 Nov 2007, accessed 20 Sep 2010 In 2005 Botero gained considerable attention for his ''Abu Ghraib'' series, which was exhibited first in Europe. He based the works on reports of United States forces' abuses of prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison during the Iraq War. Beginning with an idea he had on a plane journey, Botero produced more than 85 paintings and 100 drawings in exploring this concept "Abu Ghraib", ZonaEuropa, 13 Apr 2005 and "painting out the poison." The series was exhibited at two United States locations in 2007, including Washington, DC. Botero said he would not sell any of the works, but would donate them to museums. Erica Jong, Review: "Botero Sees the World's True Heavies at Abu Ghraib", ''Washington Post'', 4 Nov 2007, accessed 20 Sep 2010 Also in 2003, Manadel al-Jamadi was found dead in what was described as "Palestinian Hanging" during interrogation by the CIA at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. Reports detail Abu Ghraib prison death. Was it torture? This was described by the US Army as homicide. In late 2004, 2nd Brigade Combat Team was deployed to Iraq supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. The 2nd Brigade Combat Team undertook combat operations in western Baghdad, an area of responsibility which included Abu Ghraib, Monsour, and Route Irish. It returned to the US in late 2005. Around that time, the 1st Brigade Combat Team deployed back to Iraq, staying in the country until 2006. Although government officials may tender their resignations, they are not always accepted. This could be a gesture of confidence in the official, as with US President George W. Bush's refusal of his Secretary of Defense (United States Secretary of Defense) Donald Rumsfeld's twice-offered resignation during the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal. However, refusing a resignation can be a method of severe censure if it is followed by dismissal; Alberto Fujimori attempted to resign as President of Peru, but his resignation was refused in order that Congress could fire him. In 2005 Bukovsky participated in ''They Chose Freedom'', They Chose Freedom, a documentary series by Vladimir Kara-Murza (in Russian). a four-part documentary on the Soviet dissident movement. In 2005, with the revelations about captives in the Guantánamo Bay detention camp, Abu Ghraib and the CIA secret prisons, Bukovsky criticized the rationalization of torture. Torture's Long Shadow, ''The Washington Post'', 2005. Bukovsky warned about some parallels between the formations of the Soviet Union and the European Union. Former Soviet Dissident Warns For EU Dictatorship, interview with Bukovsky by Paul Belien. Transcript of Mr Bukovsky’s Brussels speech. The Brussels Journal, 27 February 2006. thumb right 180px Baghdad Central Prison cell block (File:Abu Ghraib cell block.jpg) The '''Baghdad Central Prison''', formerly known US releases scores from Baghdad prison, ''Google News'' ''Agence France-Presse'', February 12, 2009 as '''Abu Ghraib prison''' ( *Sure; with Guantanamo (w:Guantanamo) and Abu Ghraib (w:Abu Ghraib), and headlines about Michael B. Mukasey (w:Michael B. Mukasey) such as ''Is It Torture? The Nominee Won’t Say'', why wouldn't an examination of BDSM and torture in the popular culture be appropriate? --David Shankbone (User:David Shankbone) 20:50, 21 October 2007 (UTC) ::This is Wikinews...not Wikipedia :) And I think its a GREAT interview...this should bring in some readers. I like to have something a bit controversial every now and then. :) ''DragonFire1024 (User:DragonFire1024)'' ('''Talk to the Dragon (User talk:DragonFire1024)''') 20:51, 21 October 2007 (UTC) :'''Michael:''' It’s all ridiculous. I don’t get embarrassed being an American, but I definitely avoid going places where Americans aren’t popular. :'''EW:''' But aside from all that, just living here year after year when you have a government that you hate, and that is systematically destroying the fabric of our society, and just taking apart everything they can think of. “Health care for children? Veto that. School system? Let’s destroy that.” Whatever you can think of. “Prisoners rights (w:Prisoners rights)? Let’s create Guantanamo Bay (w:Guantanamo Bay) and Abu Ghraib (w:Abu Ghraib).” Everything! I just sent a check today to the ACLU (w:ACLU). It’s really the time to be doing that. '''DS: Nadine Strossen is such a believer (ACLU President Strossen on religion, drugs, guns and impeaching George Bush). I guess you need to be a believer to be President of the ACLU. What trait do you deplore in yourself? The reports undermine claims made by several Bush-era officials that the leaked events of Abu Ghraib (w:Abu Ghraib) and Guantanamo Bay (w:Guantanamo Bay) were the result of "bad apples" from the bottom of both the CIA and the Pentagon's command structure. Says Carl Levin (w:Carl Levin), chair of the intelligence committee: "The paper trail on abuse leads to top civilian leaders, and our report connects the dots."


torture

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, but found no evidence of weapons production. The city is also the site of Abu Ghraib prison, which was one of the sites where political dissidents were incarcerated under former ruler Saddam Hussein. Thousands of these dissidents were tortured and executed (capital punishment). After Saddam Hussein's fall, the Abu Ghraib prison was used by American forces in Iraq. In 2003, Abu Ghraib prison earned international notoriety for the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse torture and abuses

facilities such as Abu Ghraib would be utilized to house prisoners prior to handing them over and Rumsfeld defended the Bush administration's decision to detain enemy combatants without protection under the Third Geneva Convention. Because of this, critics, including the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, would hold Rumsfeld responsible for the ensuing Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse scandal. Rumsfeld himself said: "These events occurred on my watch as Secretary


news feature

provide detailed techniques for infiltrating social movements, using torture to interrogate suspects, surveillance, maintaining military secrecy, recruiting and retaining spies, and controlling the population. Throughout the Bush administration Dick Cheney retained personal copies of the training manuals http: www.salon.com news feature 2009 05 18 torture index.html Retrieved from Salon.com on May 18th 2009 . ''The New York Times'' and other newspapers are critical

Abu Ghraib

'''Abu Ghraib''' ( , ''Abū Ghurayb'' ) is a city in the Al Anbar Governorate of Iraq, located just west of Baghdad's city center, or northwest of Baghdad International Airport. It has a population of 189,000 (2003). The old road to Jordan passes through Abu Ghraib. The government of Iraq created the city and Abu Ghraib District in 1944.

The placename has been translated as "father (Abu (Arabic term)) of little crows" (in the sense of "place abundant in small crows"), but this translation has been suspected of being an "eggcorn", and the name may be related to gharb "west" instead, (see also etymology of the word Arab).

Abu Ghraib was known for the Abu Ghraib Infant Formula Plant, which Western intelligence agencies (Intelligence agency) perennially claimed to be a biological weapons production facility. The plant was built in 1980 and painted with a dappled camouflage pattern during the Iran–Iraq War. It was bombed during the Gulf War, and the Iraqi government allowed CNN reporter Peter Arnett to film the destroyed building (Peter Arnett#Baby milk factory controversy) along with a conspicuous hand-painted sign that read, "baby milk factory". Iraq partially rebuilt the facility afterward, and US Secretary of State Colin Powell cited it again as a weapons production plant in the run-up to the Iraq War. An examination of suspected weapons facilities by the Iraq Survey Group later determined that the plant, in disuse for some time, housed discarded infant formula, but found no evidence of weapons production.

The city is also the site of Abu Ghraib prison, which was one of the sites where political dissidents were incarcerated under former ruler Saddam Hussein. Thousands of these dissidents were tortured and executed (capital punishment). After Saddam Hussein's fall, the Abu Ghraib prison was used by American forces in Iraq. In 2003, Abu Ghraib prison earned international notoriety for the torture and abuses (Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse) by members of the United States Army during the post-invasion period (Post-invasion Iraq, 2003–present).

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