Army investigators reported ‘torture’ of Mosul detainees in 2003

Army investigators reported ‘torture’ of Mosul detainees in 2003

[JURIST] US Army documents released Friday suggest that abuse of Iraqi prisoners by US military forces was more widespread than previously revealed. An Army investigative report from January 2004 reviewing events in 2003 concluded that at a detention facility near Mosul run by the 311th Military Intelligence Battalion [battalion history] of the Army's 101st Airborne Division guards were "engaged in physical torture of the detainees." The records were released to reporters and the American Civil Liberties Union [official website] after the group filed a Freedom of Information Act [text] lawsuit. The report did not contain details about which acts constituted torture and did not specify individuals involved. No individuals were punished according to the investigating officer. Read the ACLU press release and review the Army documents. AP has more.