Not reported by the BBC : US troops accused of torture in Iraq and Afghanistan in war crimes trial

KUALA LUMPUR – Former Iraqi detainee Abbas Abid told a War Crimes Tribunal in sworn testimony that he was “tortured” in Baghdad during questioning by “American troops”, who had demanded names of “terrorists” in his neighborhood during the invasion to oust strongman Saddam Hussein in August 2005.


Abbas Abid, who is the tribunal’s first witness, said he was brought to the Al-Muthanna Brigade headquarters, where he was “beaten, electrocuted and threatened of being shot after the soldiers failed to obtain any names”.


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