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Documenting Torture: Holding the United States Accountable


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Until the 60 Minutes II report late April 2004, very few people in the United States had even heard of Abu Ghraib. On this edition, we trace the seeds of the prison scandal to 9/11 and previous to that time. We hear from survivors of torture, human rights advocates, and a soldier. And we’ll revisit the official government reaction. We also discuss U.S. involvement in torture in Central and South America and torture training at the School of the Americas.


Ahmed Tar Hassan, former prisoner at Abu Ghraib; Ramon Leal, specialist with the 870th Military Police Company and former guard at Abu Ghraib; General Antonio Taguba, author of investigative reports on Iraqi prison abuses; Naomi Ròht-Arriàza, professor of law at University of California, Hastings College of Law; Dahr Jamail, reporter with the New Standard News; Barbara Olshansky, deputy legal director for the Center for Constitutional Rights; Father Roy Bourgeois, priest and founder of School of Americas Watch; Carlos Mauricio, torture survivor and founder of the Stop Impunity Project.

Members of School of Americas Watch are supporters of National Radio Project.

For more information:

Stop Impunity Project

School of Americas Watch – Washington DC

Center for Constitutional Rights – New York, NY

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