22nd June 20:44
South Africa says: 'Shame on the Americans'
South Africa says:
'Shame on the Americans'
The Daily Mirror report quoted soldiers as saying the unarmed captive shown
in its photograph had been threatened with execution during eight hours of
abuse, and was left bleeding and vomiting. They said the captive was then
driven away and dumped from the back of a moving vehicle, and it was not
known whether he survived.
Even those Iraqis who have been most supportive of the American effort here
have been quick to speak out against the brutality at Abu Ghraib.
Governing Council member Mahmoud Othman, a member of the pro-US Kurdish
minority, warned the allegations had harmed the image of the US military in
"The Saddam era was full of executions and torture and we want the new Iraq
clean of such images," he said.
Another council member, former judge Dara Nor al-Din, described the pictures
as a "shame on the Americans."