Iraqi man details Abu Ghraib torture

May 22, 2009 at 3:08 PM
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BAGHDAD, May 22 (UPI) -- An Iraqi national alleges that for more than a month U.S. military personnel forced him to stand naked and mute for hours in a cell in Abu Ghraib prison.

Abu Ahmed alleges after being detained by U.S. forces on Oct. 1, 2003, he was taken to the prison in the Iraqi city of Abu Ghraib and forced to strip naked before being paraded in front of other prisoners and soldiers, CNN reported Friday.

The Iraqi national alleges U.S. troops forced their detainees to live naked for days at the notorious prison, the focus of torture allegations starting in 2004.

"They made us stand in the corner of the cell. We were not allowed to sit down. We were not even allowed to talk," Ahmed said.

"For 32 days I was without clothes, even if we wanted to pray, we had to pray naked."

Ahmed told CNN he witnessed one of the apparent acts of torture captured in infamous photographs at the Iraqi site.

"One day, they brought three or four detainees, maybe more. They were about 40 years old or older. They took off their clothes, forced them to climb on top of each other and started taking pictures. ... I saw it with my own eyes," he said.

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