Sunday, December 05, 2004

Taking it up a notch

It seems now that trashing the Geneva Conventions was not enough for Dubya's War on Terror. Today's London Sunday Times reports on the observations of a senior British official twelve months ago on conditions in Abu Ghraib (to which British staff were seconded):

Gareth Davies, governor of Pentonville prison in London, discovered in December 2003 that Americans were using leg irons and belly chains to hold prisoners — a violation not only of new Iraqi laws adopted by coalition forces but also, he believed, of international conventions and of Britain's 1833 Abolition of Slavery Act.

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