The Brooklyn Abu Ghraib

9/11 torture lawsuit heads to federal court

One disturbing incident, repeated over and over, is particularly haunting — inmates head-slammed into a wall where the staff had taped a T-shirt with an American flag printed on it. The motto on the shirt proclaimed: “These colors don’t run.” In time, that spot on the wall was covered with blood.

This happened in a Brooklyn jail after 9/11. Muslims were rounded up, held for months without charges, and repeatedly beaten and tortured. The lawsuit targets “top federal prison officials and individual guards”

One detainee has already received $300,00. The torturers shoved a flashlight up his rectum. He has returned to Egypt where presumably life will be safer for him and his civil rights more respected.

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