U.S. military killing prisoners

johnhall johnhall@isomedia.com
Wed, 5 Mar 2003 14:17:49 -0800


I don't see the problem.  It has been ruled homicide and is being
investigated as such.  The people ruling it a homicide are US military
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> From: fork-admin@xent.com [mailto:fork-admin@xent.com] On Behalf Of
Dr.
> Robert Harley
> 
> http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/03/05/detainee.homicides/index.html
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> Afghan detainees' deaths ruled homicides
> 
> WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Military coroners have determined that the deaths
> of two detainees while in U.S. custody in Afghanistan were homicides,
> CNN has confirmed.
> 
> A criminal investigation into the December deaths of the two men is in
> its final stages, but a U.S. military source said it is not clear
> whether anyone will be charged.
> 
> One senior military official said, "This investigation may not go well
> for us."
> 
> The men died shortly after arriving at Bagram air base north of the
> Afghan capital, Kabul. The first man died December 3 of a pulmonary
> embolism and the second one December 10 of a heart attack.
> 
> Autopsies found that "blunt force trauma" was a contributing factor in
> both cases, military sources said.
> 
> Both death certificates have "homicide" checked off for the cause of
> death. The other options on the death certificates are natural,
> accident or suicide. U.S. military personnel conducted the autopsies.
> 
> It was not clear how the men were injured.
> 
> U.S. military police run the Bagram detention facility. No military
> police have been transferred out of the facility to date, and there
> has been no change in detention procedures, according to military
> officials. Detainees are heavily restrained at the center.
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> Lovely, just lovely.
> 
> Disillusionedly yours,
>   R