Kunduz clinic staff scramble to treat injured patients after the October bombing. (Photo: MSF)
Human rights groups said the Pentagon’s disciplinary actions against U.S. military personnel for the October bombing of a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan were both “an injustice and an insult.”
The Department of Defense announced late Wednesday it would issue “administrative punishments” against 12 service members responsible for the disastrous bombing that resulted in the deaths of 42 patients and staff—but would not file any criminal charges. Continue reading →
Photo relating to prisoner abuse released by DoD on February 5, 2015 in long-running ACLU lawsuit.
The Pentagon on Friday was forced to release nearly 200 photographs of bruises, lacerations, and other injuries inflicted on prisoners presumably by U.S. military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The record-dump was the result of a Freedom of Information Act request and nearly 12 years of litigation by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which fought to expose the Bush-era torture. Continue reading →