I give up, Rj seems to think:
that an argument about one guy complaining of dress rules in an Aus prison on a charge of murder is relevant to the mistreatment of many prisoners who the US has not been able to charge with any offence. And FWIW, I think the Aus prison population is far too high.
Let us start with Arar
now when you have explained why Canada felt it necessary for them to apologise and give him some millions in compensation, we can move on to some others.
Still no explanation for the Tipton three however.
The New Yorker will be interested to be accused of being a blog I guess.
This is an unusual blog being in the form of a PDF from Human rights first.
The Horrors Of Extraordinary Rendition (by 9V Dec 6 2006 in Non Aviation)
Extracts and comment
"The lack of understanding by some on this thread of what is going on and the callous interpretation of illegal detention and torture to the point of death is nothing short of astonishing. My thanks to the many posters who do understand.
The stories from Habib and from the UK survivors of Guantanamo are bad enough, but they are the stories of the survivors. We are not going to hear from those who did not survive, how ghastly was their treatment?
Try this quotation from the pdf document cited above:
"Abed Hamed Mowhoush turned himself over to U.S. forces in Iraq on November 10, 2003, about a month before U.S. forces captured ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, and at a time when pressure on Army intelligence to produce information was at its height.
By the time Mowhoush, 57, arrived at FOB
mid-November, his four sons had been in U.S. custody for approximately 11 days, held in a prison outside Baghdad.
The new team beat Mowhoush with sledgehammer
handles;33 as one soldier testified, eight to ten
of the non-military forces .interrogate[d] Mowhoush and .beat the crap. out of him.. Specialist Jerry Loper, a guard at the Blacksmith Hotel, was standing outside the interrogation room the night of November 24 when some of the beatings were going on, and described hearing the thudding sound of Mowhoush being hit. .It
wasn.t like they were hitting a wall,. said Loper, .[t]here were loud screams..35 After Mowhoush.s death, an Army autopsy revealed the effects of the beatings:
Mowhoush had .massive. bruising and five broken
Mowhoush.s next session included having his hands
bound, being struck repeatedly on the back of his arms, in the painful spot near the humerus, and being doused with water. all these, according to Welshofer and others who later testified, drawn from the lessons of techniques learned in SERE.43 Later that evening, Chief Welshofer arranged for a short meeting between Mowhoush and his youngest son, Mohammed, then 15 years old; Welshofer hoped the meeting would compel Mowhoush to convey more useful information.
By November 26, Welshofer was ready to try yet
another technique . stuffing his subject into a sleeping bag until Mowhoush was prepared to respond. Welshofer had already proposed the sleeping bag technique to his Company commander, Major Jessica Voss, who authorized its use.49 Much later, trial testimony would make clear that the technique had been used on at least 12 detainees. It proved catastrophically ineffective in Mowhoush.s case. During his final interrogation, Mowhoush was shoved head-first into the sleeping bag, wrapped with electrical cord, and rolled from his stomach to his back. Welshofer sat on Mowhoush.s chest and blocked his nose and mouth.
At one point, according to Loper, Mowhoush started to clinch and kick his legs, .almost like he was being electrocuted. It was at this point Mowhoush gave out, dying (according to the autopsy report) of asphyxia due to smothering and chest compression."
"The day after his death, the U.S. military issued a press release stating that Mowhoush had died of natural causes.""
You really need to read that PDF Rj.
I will not go on but the other cases do for 130 pages.