March 6th, 2010
In a case that could prove to be dynamite in the Torture Debate, US District Judge Wayne Andersen ruled that the torture claims of two US citizens who served as contractors in Iraq may go forward in their suit against former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
Again, the allegation is that two United States citizens, one a Navy veteran, were tortured by our own forces.
From the linked story:
"The men claimed they were subjected to sleep and food deprivation, threats of violence, actual violence (emphasis added) and prolonged solitary confinement, according to yesterday’s ruling. Andersen said if those claims were true, “a court might plausibly determine that the conditions of confinement were torturous.” "