Green Crime

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Abu Ghraib Prison, a site previously filled with tribal and farming community, was closed down by the Iraqi government for its prisoner abuse scandal during the American occupation of Iraq. The prison was a U.S. Army detention centre for captured Iraqis from 2003 to 2006.
Detainees were visible living in tents within the prison yards. At the height of the scandal, the prison held as many as 3,800 detainees. Crimes by prison officers against detainees included taking photographs of dead Iraqi detainees, videotaping and photographing naked male and female detainees and forcing detainees to remove their clothing whilst keeping them naked for several days at a time. Escapees have been rumoured to have become top leaders of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
Copper Green is claimed to be a code name for a U.S. black ops program. Formed during the U.S invasion of Afghanistan, the program allegedly used physical and sexual abuse, to recover information from suspects and blackmailed them into becoming informants. These methods were used specifically against Muslim Arab men, in an attempt to humiliate them.
Extraordinary Rendition describe the illegal transfer of people from one state to another. It is believed that this is practiced by the USA to obtain information from individuals using torture methods which would be illegal in their own country. Prisoners are exported to countries such as Morocco, Egypt and Libya, where laws on torture are more lenient. There, they would be detained in locations known as ‘Black Sites’, controlled by the CIA. This practice obstructs the Human Rights Act 1998, which states that all individuals carry the right not to be subjected to torture.
Drone attacks: Following the 9/11 attack, the USA began a ‘War on Terror’, giving them the right to conduct targeted killings against senior Al-Qaeda members who pose an imminent threat to the…...

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