Documentary: Military brass frequently viewed hooded, shackled detainees

I was kidnapped; abducted, forced imprisoned, tortured, threatened with further torture, without charge. Without trial.Even many soldiers had said to me afterwards…if you weren’t a terrorist when you came in here, by the time you leave, I’m sure you would be because of the way you’ve been treated.

–Bagram detainee Moazzam BeggFlying in the face of statements members of the Bush Administration have made denying the use, and advocacy, of torture in their war effort, evidence of brutal treatment of captives continues to accumulate.

PBS’ Bill Moyers delves into Oscar-nominated documentary “Taxi to the Dark Side,” highlighting an Afghan taxi driver who was detained and beaten to death by American forces.

“Go see it,” says Moyers. “Not in a while has the truth hit so hard.”

In 2002, Dilawar, 22, and his passengers were stopped at Bagram Air Base and held under suspicion of involvement in a rocket attack. Five days later, his death from blunt force trauma would be ruled a homicide, as written on the death certificate, in English, given to Dilawar’s family with his body.

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