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From Dutch daily De Volkskrant:
AMSTERDAM - Dutch officers are guilty of torture of scores of  Iraqi prisoners in Al Muthanna province in southern Iraq.

In November 2003 an unit of the Military Intelligence and Security Service (MIVD) did `brutal tactical interrrogations'.

During the interrogations, the prisoners had goggles on which made them unable to see anything.

When the goggles were not on, they were subjected to strong light.

The Iraqis were subjected to water to prevent them from sleeping,  and their sense of hearing was subjected to `extremely high tones'.

The legal adviser who according to law should be present at such interrogations, was not present.

The Ministry of Defence confirms those facts.

The Rightist Dutch government behaved like true allies of 'Abu Ghraib' Rumsfeld, Bush, and Cheney, in Iraq.

Either Defense minister Kamp did a Rumsfeld style cover up; or he did not know what his own officers were doing in Iraq.

On 22 November, there is a general election in The Netherlands.

How will the electorate judge this?

See more here.

Originally posted to dearkitty on Fri Nov 17, 2006 at 02:02 AM PST.

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