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This is a series of diaries written about torture written from the perspective of the one enduring it, with as many first hand accounts as I can find.
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   Ordinarily, I will publishing at 7:30pm EST. I apologize for being late tonight; it's been a really bad day, with very bad news from a friend of over thirty years. I will be publishing the series for a total of 40 days, and perhaps continue after that as well.

Today is a short diary, it is about what Seymour Hersh has said about the women and children who were held in Abu Ghraib.

On July 8th, 2004, Seymour Hersh addressed the ACLU's annual Membership Conference. Here what he said about the women and children held at Abu Ghraib. :

And I can tell you it was much worse, and the government knows it's much worse, than they’ve even told you. There are worse photos, worse videotapes, worse events.

Some of the worst things that happened that you don’t know about. OK? Videos. There are women there. Some of you may have read that they were passing letters out, communications out to their men. This is at [Abu Ghraib], which is about 30 miles from Baghdad — 30 kilometers, maybe, just 20 miles, I'm not sure whether it's — anyway. The women were passing messages out saying please come and kill me because of what’s happened. And basically what happened is that those women who were arrested with young boys, children, in cases that have been [video] recorded, the boys were sodomized, with the cameras rolling, and the worst above all of them is the soundtrack of the boys shrieking. That your government has, and they’re in total terror it’s going to come out. It’s impossible  to say to yourself, how did we get there, who are we, who are these people that sent us there.

I think it is time that all American adults know exactly what happened in your names, in Dan's name. It's going to be horrible and soul-crushing, but I believe it is important.

Please, tell your President, tell your Senators, tell your Congressional Representatives : NOT IN MY NAME ! Tell your President, tell your Senators, tell your Congressional Representatives, that we need to know the truth.

Demand JUSTICE and LEGAL ACCOUNTABILITY !

           Standing for justice and accountability,
                    For Dan,
                    Heather

Originally posted to Standing for justice and accountability, for Dan on Thu Mar 17, 2011 at 04:54 PM PDT.

Also republished by Inherent Human Rights and Why I Fight Against Torture Group.

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