Katrin Dauenhauer, M. She is currently working on her doctoral thesis with a project on representations of torture. These images taken by U.
A former US official has reportedly seen several nude photos, including some he described as "very gruesome," of terror suspects snapped by the CIA before the captives were handed off to foreign partners for torture. The photos indicate that sexual humiliation was part of the CIA's strategy to subjugate terror suspects. In some of the photos, which remain classified, the captives — almost all of them men — are blindfolded, bound and show visible bruises.
F or example, the interrogation techniques which were used following the internment swoops in the north of Ireland in were taught to the RUC by British military officers. Someone authorised this. The first internment swoops, "Operation Demetrius", saw hundreds of people systematically beaten and forced to run the gauntlet of war dogs, batons and boots. Some were stripped naked and had black hessian bags placed over their heads.
As many as fifty thousand men and women—no accurate count is possible—were jammed into Abu Ghraib at one time, in twelve-by-twelve-foot cells that were little more than human holding pits. The coalition authorities had the floors tiled, cells cleaned and repaired, and toilets, showers, and a new medical center added. Abu Ghraib was now a U.
During the war in Iraq that began in Marchpersonnel of the United States Army and the Central Intelligence Agency committed a series of human rights violations against detainees in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. The incidents received widespread condemnation both within the United States and abroad, although the soldiers received support from some conservative media within the United States. The administration of George W.
Below, Brigadier-General Janis Karpinski, who was responsible for military jails in Iraq, and has now been suspended in the abuse probe, meets with Donald Rumsfeld. These images are from the 60 Minutes II broadcast. CBS says that it has twelve of these photographs, though there are dozens more.
The CIA took photographs of detainees naked, bound, and blindfolded—some with visible bruises—before extraditing them to other countries to be tortured, an investigation by the Guardian 's Spencer Ackerman revealed on Monday. Ackerman also reported that "a former U. The detainees were photographed before being extradited to nations known to use more brutal forms of torture than that used in the U.
Carla Veliz, an artist who grew up drawing pictures while lying on the cool tile floor of her mother's kitchen in Piedras Negras, a city ofacross the border from Eagle Pass, was waiting in traffic at the checkpoint for the zillionth time a couple of years ago when she had an epiphany. I thought here we are in the 21st century, but we remain so barbaric, so wicked to one another, so harmful to the earth. Her plan was to take a large sheet of virginal white silk from India — it turned out to be roughly 17 feet long by 6 feet wide — and put it through the proverbial ringer for 21 days, then mend its wounds for the next 21, each day representing a century of our tumultuous history.
A hooded man standing on a box, electrodes wired to his fingers. A naked prisoner lying on a cement floor, a leash around his neck held casually by an American soldier. The bloody bodies of dead inmates with their heads bashed in. Ten years later, the photos leaked from Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq remain seared into the American consciousness.