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  • Lack of training, stress are blamed in abuse of Iraqis

    WASHINGTON - 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"...
  • Soldier's diary details wider abuse at prison

    The 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...
  • Two groups detail abuse of Afghan prisoners

    Within the past nine months, two respected human rights groups released reports describing what they said was the abuse of U.S.-held prisoners in Afghanistan, including instances of beatings, sleep deprivation and, in a small number of cases, killings...
  • Picturing defeat in war of ideas

    The 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,...
  • U.S. practices at Abu Ghraib barred in '80s

    WASHINGTON - 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...
  • Powell says Bush was 'informed' of Red Cross concerns

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Colin L. Powell said yesterday that he and other top officials kept President Bush "fully informed ... in general terms" about complaints made by the Red Cross and others over ill-treatment of detainees in U.S. custody....
  • Britain detains Muslim radicals

    LONDON - Britain moved swiftly to implement its promised crackdown on "preachers of hate," launching a series of early-morning raids yesterday to round up 10 Muslim extremists, including Abu Qatada, a cleric who often is described as al-Qaida's "spiritual...
  • Oken appeals death sentence again in '87 case

    Lawyers 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...
  • Ahmed Seif El-Islam dies at 63; Mideast human rights advocate

     Ahmed Seif El-Islam dies at 63; Mideast human rights advocate
    Ahmed Seif El-Islam, a prominent human rights advocate in Egypt and the Middle East, died Wednesday in Cairo. He was 63. The activist lawyer had been in a coma at an intensive care unit after a heart attack almost two weeks ago. During a long career...
  • Iraq's Yazidis worry about relatives seized by Islamic State

    Iraq's Yazidis worry about relatives seized by Islamic State
    As fighting raged between Islamist extremists and armed residents of the northern Iraqi town of Qahtaniya, Abdal Ali Aliyas had a split-second decision to make. There were two roads leading to the countryside. Aliyas fled by the gravel road. His 18-...
  • Press freedom under fire in Ferguson

      Press freedom under fire in Ferguson
    Journalists in Ferguson, Mo., don't face as many risks as our colleagues in Syria, but that's not much to brag about. Hardly anything compares to the dangers journalists face in Syria, where James Foley, a freelance photojournalist for GlobalPost and...
  • U.S. alarmed as Vietnam jails dissidents for blocking traffic

    HANOI (Reuters) - The United States expressed alarm over Vietnam's jailing of three activists on Tuesday for obstructing traffic, charges described by rights groups as trumped-up and aimed at crushing freedom of expression. A court in southern Dong Thap...