05 May 2004 17:00 GMT
The info below suggests that U.S. "man in Bagdadd" Paul quite some time ago about the abuse of human beings at prison facilities he was responsible for. He did nothing? jamie
Bremer knew of abuses in November
By: Patridiot Watch, May 3 on: 05.05.2004 [04:48 ] (132 reads)
Former Iraqi human rights minister Abdel Basset Turki claims he informed Paul Bremer that American soldiers were abusing Iraqi prisoners in November and got no response. Turki had served under the Iraqi Governing Council which reported to CPA head Bremer, and they had regular meetings. Turki's resignation was accepted on Sunday, May 2, 2004.
"In November I talked to Mr Bremer about human rights violations in general and in jails in particular. He listened but there was no answer. At the first meeting, I asked to be allowed to visit the security prisoners, but I failed," Turki told AFP on Monday.
"I told him the news. He didn't take care about the information I gave him." The coalition had no immediate comment about Turki's meeting with Bremer.
If true, this brings the responsibility of the torture and mistreatment up to the highest levels of the occupation and well beyond the claimed "few bad actors."