In the weeks since photographs of naked detainees set off the abuse scandal at Abu Ghraib, military officials have portrayed the sexual humiliation captured in the images as the isolated acts of a rogue night shift. But forced nudity of prisoners was pervasive in the military intelligence unit of Abu Ghraib, so much so that soldiers later said they had not seen ''the whole nudity thing,'' as one captain called it, as abusive or out of the ordinary. The detainees said leaving prisoners naked started as far back as last July, three months before the seven soldiers now charged and their military police company arrived at the prison. It bred a culture, some soldiers say, where the abuse captured on film could happen. Detainees were paraded naked past other prisoners and guards; some were ordered to do jumping jacks and sing ''The Star-Spangled Banner'' in the nude, according to a several witnesses.
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A former U. All video evidence of the CIA's torture methods conducted at "black site" prisons were destroyed in , but the photographs remain. Take the Bible Quiz now! One man, described to have been chained nearly naked to the floor, died from hypothermia; another was forced to hang by his arms for 22 hours.
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Central Intelligence Agency used a wider array of sexual abuse and other forms of torture than was disclosed in a Senate report last year, according to a Guantanamo Bay detainee turned government cooperating witness. Interrogators, some of whom smelled of alcohol, also threatened to beat him with a hammer, baseball bats, sticks and leather belts, Khan said. The U. CIA officials have said they believed Khan repeatedly lied to them during interrogations. The year-old Khan, a Pakistani citizen who attended high school in Maryland, is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty in to conspiracy, material support, murder and spying charges.
Brian Benczkowski, a deputy assistant attorney general, laid-out the rationale for the continued subversion of these restrictions:. The fact that an [humiliating interrogation] act is undertaken to prevent a threatened terrorist attack, rather than for the purpose of humiliating or abuse, would be relevant to a reasonable observer in measuring the outrageousness of the act. For the administration, illegal if not immoral interrogation techniques are a corollary to preemptive military strikes that was its rationale for the invasion of Iraq. Much attention has been paid to water-boarding as an immoral if not illegal technique utilized in the so-called War of Terror. Little attention has been paid to the equally physically harmful and likely more long-term consequential technique of sexual humiliation and terror.