Documentary highlights detainee abuses in Iraq, Afghanistan
Nick Langewis and David Edwards
Documentary highlights detainee abuses in Iraq, Afghanistan'
"'Soldiers are dying. Get the information.' That's all you're told: Get the information."
--Pfc. Damien Corsetti
Dilawar and his passengers had been stopped near Bagram Air Base and detained under suspicion of involvement in a rocket attack against US forces. Dilawar's prompt death was ruled a homicide due to evidence of blunt force trauma inflicted while he was in custody at Bagram.
Dilawar's three passengers would be deemed no threat to American forces... after fifteen months at Guantanamo Bay.
"This is a kid who'd never spent...a night away from home in his life," says writer/director Alex Gibney, "until he was taken forcibly from his taxicab, thrown into Bagram Prison, and five days later he was dead."
"We were also told they were nothing but dogs,"says Sgt. Ken Davis, stationed at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. "
Then, all of a sudden, you start looking at these people as less than human, and you start doing things to them you would never dream of."The White House had no comment on the documentary.