Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
23rd December, 2015
The Department of the Navy of USA concealed the facts of violence by fighter units in the “Navy Seals” towards Afghan prisoners in Abu Ghraib and Bagram. This was evidenced by the results of an investigation conducted by the American Agency, The New York Times.
According to journalists, the Service of Criminal Investigations Department conducted an investigation into the torture that the soldiers of the American division “Navy Seals” subjected detainees to in Afghan prisons in May 2012. As a result one person died, wrote RT.
According to eyewitnesses of those events, American soldiers beat prisoners and stomped on their feet and threw stones at them.
“I saw how he stomped on his head and stood on both his feet. This was repeated eight to ten times. I saw that he was sitting on the victim’s head with all his weight, and he pulled his limbs,” said one former inmate.
Another former prison inmate reported that one of the guards, an American, literally dropped stones on a prisoner.
“He picked up a stone the size of a small ball and dropped it on his chest. He then widely spread the legs of the prisoner and sat down on his left leg. The other man sat on his right, and they first hit him in the groin,” the man shared with RT.
Charges were brought against four military officers who served in the unit “Navy Seals”. However, the US Navy withdrew all charges, saying that the evidence did not support the claim of illegal acts.
This is not the first time that soldiers of the U.S. army have been accused of torture of detainees.
In 2002 in Afghanistan’s Bagram, two prisoners died at the hands of American soldiers.
During the war in Iraq, military officials and the CIA brutally violated the rights of prisoners in the Abu Ghraib prison. The claims in this case were physical and sexual abuse, torture, sodomy and murder.