U.S. troops allegedly abused Reuters' Iraqi staff



U.S. troops allegedly tortured and humiliated three Iraqis working for Reuters during their detention in a military camp near Fallujah in January, the British news agency reported Tuesday.

The three told Reuters Tuesday that they decided to make the case public when the U.S. military said there was no evidence the they had been abused.

Lt. Gen. Richardo Sanchez, commander of ground forces in Iraq, said in a March 5 letter received by Reuters on Monday that he was confident the U.S. investigation had been ''thorough and objective'' and its findings were sound, according to Reuters.

The allegations of mistreatment against the Reuters staffers came after the disclosure of widely reported massive abuse of Iraqi detainees by U.S. soldiers at the Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad...

 


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