Iraq prisoner ‘segregation boxes’ raise concern

By David Edwards
Thursday, August 7, 2008 9:42 EDT
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CNN’s Barbara Starr reports on wooden crates the US Military uses in Iraq to hold prisoners. The boxes measure 3 feet square and about 6 feet tall.

Human rights advocates are concerned about how the military treats prisoners it puts inside of the boxes. Jennifer Daskal of Human Rights Watch said, “There is concern that they could be used in places where detainees are enclosed in extremely hot conditions.”

The military insists the boxes are humane and are checked every 15 minutes.

This video is from CNN.com, broadcast August 7, 2008.

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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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