May 8, 2009

We don't torture

Well, OK, we did, but really, it's not torture if nobody died.

Wait, what? They did?? How many dozens???

In all, 98 detainees have died while in US hands. Thirty-four homicides have been identified, with at least eight detainees — and as many as 12 — having been tortured to death, according to a 2006 Human Rights First report that underwrites the researcher’s posting. The causes of 48 more deaths remain uncertain.