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2006: 27 at Abu Ghraib Prison

September 6th, 2009 Headsman

On this date in 2006, 27 hanged in Baghdad’s notorious Abu Ghraib Prison.

It was just days after the American occupation forces handed back to the Iraqi government control of Abu Ghraib, scene of such iconic contributions to the annals of human rights abuse as this:

Iraqi prisoners would soon miss the old boss.

In the first (known) mass execution since the reign of Saddam Hussein — whose own turn at the gallows was just a few months away — 26 men and one woman were hanged on a variety of terrorism, murder and kidnapping charges.

“This is the message I have for the terrorists,” Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said in announcing the executions. “We will see that you get great punishment wherever you are. There is nothing for you but prison and punishment.”

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Entry Filed under: 21st Century,Capital Punishment,Common Criminals,Crime,Death Penalty,Execution,Hanged,History,Iraq,Kidnapping,Known But To God,Mass Executions,Murder,Occupation and Colonialism,Ripped from the Headlines,Terrorists,Torture,Wartime Executions,Women

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3 Responses to “2006: 27 at Abu Ghraib Prison”

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    U.S. Totalitarianism - Just an Accident Waiting to Happen | Dailycensored.com Says:

    [...] This is what we know publicly about the assaults on due process and citizen’s rights. Much has been done under secrecy, and Obama has been a foe of transparency in government from the start. He has hounded and punished government whistleblowers far more rigorously than Bush, the most notable being Bradley Manning, who sits in prison now for two years without any charges being filed against him, and with some indication he has been subjected to some of the tortures used against prisoners in Iraq.  (Image:  Abu Ghraib) [...]

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    “Lest We Forget…” | martinmahoney64 Says:

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    The Daily Censored » U.S. Totalitarianism – Just an Accident Waiting to Happen Says:

    […] This is what we know publicly about the assaults on due process and citizen’s rights. Much has been done under secrecy, and Obama has been a foe of transparency in government from the start. He has hounded and punished government whistleblowers far more rigorously than Bush, the most notable being Bradley Manning, who sits in prison now for two years without any charges being filed against him, and with some indication he has been subjected to some of the tortures used against prisoners in Iraq.  (Image:  Abu Ghraib) […]

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