US soldiers abused young girl at Iraqi prison

A 12 year old girl was stripped and beaten by U.S. military personnel in the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad, Iraq.

Suhaib al-Baz, a journalist for the al-Jazeera television network, claims to have been tortured at the Abu Ghraib prison, based west of Baghdad, while held there for 54 days.

Mr al-Baz was arrested when reporting clashes between insurgents and coalition forces in November.

He said: “They brought a 12-year-old girl into our cellblock late at night. Her brother was a prisoner in the other cells.

“She was naked and screaming and calling out to him as they beat her. Her brother was helpless and could only hear her cries. This affected all of us because she was just a child.”

Mr al-Baz claims the guards at the prison were keen to take photographs of the abuse and turned it into a competition.

“They were enjoying taking photographs of the torture. There was a daily competition to see who could take the most gruesome picture.

“The winner’s photo would be stuck on a wall and also put on their laptop computers as a screensaver.

This is so disgusting. These people are animals and should be executed!
Even that would be too little for them!

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