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Sun National StaffWASHINGTON - One of the Maryland soldiers facing a court-martial for allegedly abusing and humiliating Iraqi prisoners was identified yesterday by Army officials as Sgt. Javal S. Davis, a Morgan State graduate whose wife said he was in "a very stressful"...
Sun National StaffFederal authorities brought the first civilian criminal case involving prison abuses in Iraq and Afghanistan yesterday, charging a former CIA contract worker in the beating death of an Afghan prisoner who died three days after he voluntarily surrendered...
Sun StaffFirst of three parts JEROME COUNTY, Idaho - The big, white Starline bus rolls to a stop and Jeni Yamada is the first to stand. It has taken a long time to get to this place in the middle of nowhere, this place called Minidoka. Far longer than the 12-...
From Wire ReportsWASHINGTON - President Bush defended yesterday the treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, dismissing as "absurd" a human rights group's conclusion that the U.S. detention center there had become "the gulag of our times." "It's an absurd...
Tags: Civil Unrest, Elections, Trials, Cuba, Death
Sun National StaffTerror suspects held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, told FBI agents as early as three years ago that American interrogators had shown disrespect for the Quran by kicking the sacred Muslim holy book, knocking it to the floor or mocking its writings, newly...
Tags: Justice System, Al-Qaeda, Police Investigations, Cuba, Trials
Sun StaffSecond of three parts Jack Yasutake was reading poetry when the government came for him. Within hours of the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, three FBI agents pulled up outside his elegant, turn-of-the-century home in the Beacon Hill...
Sun National StaffWASHINGTON - The Army is putting the finishing touches on a new interrogation manual that will specifically prohibit the harsh practices that have come to light since the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, officials said. It will also highlight international...
Sun National StaffWASHINGTON - The abuse of prisoners in Iraq shows a pattern of harsh, coercive U.S. interrogation practices that were supposed to have ended with the Cold War. From the 1960s into the 1980s, the United States trained its interrogators - or taught its...
Sun StaffLawyers for one of Maryland's most notorious death row inmates were once again before the Court of Appeals yesterday, this time arguing that a Baltimore County judge used an unconstitutional decision-making process when he sentenced Steven Oken to death...
Sun National StaffThe Iraq journal of Staff Sgt. Ivan L. "Chip" Frederick II, penned in careful handwriting and mailed home as he feared becoming a scapegoat for egregious military misdeeds, paints a nightmarish picture of overworked, undertrained guards coping with...
Sun National StaffThe accusations of gross misconduct directed at a handful of U.S. soldiers guarding prisoners in Iraq have thrown the administration into a graver political crisis than the deaths of more than 760 of their fellow troops in the war. On the face of it,...
Sun National StaffWASHINGTON - The United States is pursuing a military strategy that combines overwhelming and precise firepower, rapid armored movement and psychological operations in an effort to quickly oust Saddam Hussein while greatly limiting Iraqi civilian...
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