As has been widely reported, at least 27 prisoners have been killed in those prisons. Some sources use the word "murder."
This is not good news:
In one case, commanders decided not to file recommended criminal charges against 11 soldiers involved in the death of a former Iraqi Army lieutenant colonel in January 2004. An autopsy indicated the man died from blunt force injuries and asphyxia.This is from a NY Times op-ed by Bob Herbert:
People have been rounded up, stripped, shackled, beaten, incarcerated and in some cases killed, without being offered even the semblance of due process. No charges. No lawyers. No appeals.Herbert notes a military intelligence estimate that 70 to 90% "of the people detained in Iraq had been seized by mistake."
This is bad. Very bad.