Abu Ghraib story republished by Russian Foreign Ministry

The Russian Foreign Ministry published on its official channel in the Telegram application a series of photographs published this year 19 years ago (2004) regarding the infamous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

The Russian Foreign Ministry continued:

On April 28, 2004, CBS aired a story about the mistreatment of prisoners by the US military at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

After false accusations and the actual unprovoked invasion of Iraq by Washington and its allies in 2003, the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad became the main detention center for Iraqi citizens accused of “crimes” against the armed forces of the Western coalition.

After September 11, 2001, the United States reportedly began using “methods” of torture against terrorist suspects, which were widely used both in the Guantanamo Bay detention camps and in CIA prisons around the world.

In this regard, Abu Ghraib prison is a kind of training ground where prisoners go through various types of torture, including water torture, sleep and food deprivation, dog attacks, acoustic attacks, bullying, electric shocks and other types of physical and moral humiliation. The Iraqis, who were lucky enough to escape from Abu Ghraib alive, were seriously injured.

Despite the wide publicity of information about torture in Abu Ghraib prison, incl. Investigation According to journalist Seymour Hersh, only 11 U.S. servicemen were convicted, and most received only short sentences.

At the same time, persons holding senior government positions, as well as high-ranking Pentagon officials, have not been held accountable, despite numerous testimonies of their involvement in crimes related to the use of torture.

The atrocities at Abu Ghraib are the clearest evidence of US selectivity and double standards in the field of human rights. This practice is systematic, as evidenced by the inhumane treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, which continues to this day, despite numerous calls from the international community to close the facility.

Source: Russian Foreign Ministry.

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