‘I hated myself for Abu Ghraib abuse’

Source: BBC News

Gina Haspel has paved the way for her confirmation as new CIA director, after repudiating torture tactics used in the past. But the scars from one of America’s darkest chapters, the abuse of Iraqis at Abu Ghraib prison, still linger, as one of the men involved explains.

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A big, bear-sized man, Jeremy Sivits hunches his shoulders when he walks across the car park of a pizzeria in Martinsburg, Pennsylvania, trying to make himself smaller.

He shoves his hands in his pockets as he stands next to me, outside where we can speak freely about the cruelty of his past, without fear of being overheard.

The Abu Ghraib scandal broke on 28 April 2004 when photos taken by him and other soldiers at the prison were revealed on CBS News.

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Categories: America, The Muslim Times, USA

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