Friday, October 28, 2005

US Government documents chronicling deaths during torture

"Male detainee died while in U.S. custody. The details surrounding the circumstances at the time of death are classified. Cause of death: Asphyxia due to smothering and chest compression. Manner of Death: Homicide. Significant findings of the autopsy included rib fractures and numerous bruises, some of which were patterned due to impacts with a blunt object. DOD 003329 refers to this case as '1 blunt force trauma and choking; died during interrogation.' DOD 003325 refers to this case with note 'Q[uestioned] by MI [Military Intelligence], died during interrogation."

The press release is here.


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