Democracy Now: Trial Begins in Beating of Iraqi Prisoner

In Iraq, a court-martial has begun for a Navy SEAL accused of abusing an Iraqi prisoner last year. On Tuesday, the prisoner, Ahmed Hashim Abed, testified he was repeatedly beaten while hooded and having his hands tied behind his back. The accused, Julio Huertas, is the first of three Navy SEALs to go on trial for the alleged abuse. In other testimony Wednesday, another Navy sailor testified he witnessed Abed being punched in the stomach. Abed was captured last year and accused of masterminding the 2004 attack that killed four Blackwater operatives in Fallujah.

~ by wheresthemic on April 22, 2010.

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