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Chicagoan Tortured and Imprisoned Without Charges by U.S. Forces in Baghdad

Don RumsfeldFrom the newswire: Civil liberties advocates long have warned [ 2 ] that torture and removal of habeus corpus, if tolerated against non-citizens, would soon be used against citizens as well.

Now that other shoe has dropped.

Native Chicagoan Donald Vance, 29, a Navy veteran who at least until recently was a stalwart supporter of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, has come forward accusing U.S. forces in Iraq of imprisoning him without charges for over three months and torturing him during much of that time. Vance, a private security employee at the time of his arrest in Baghdad, will be filing suit against former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in federal court on Dec. 18th for Rumsfeld's role in overseeing the military prison system in Iraq. A co-worker of Vance's, Nathan Ertel, is also expected to file suit early next year. Read More

Additional Coverage: NYT - Former US Detainee in Iraq Recalls Torment | NYT Editorial: Only the Jailers are Safe


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