The mysterious death of an American officer who reported heinous torture...

The mysterious death of an American officer who reported heinous torture...
The mysterious death of an American officer who reported heinous torture...

A former US Army officer, Ian Fishback, who reported in 2005 that detainees in Iraq and Afghans were being beaten and abused by US soldiers, died.

According to For the obituary published by the family Fishback, 42, died suddenly on November 19 in a nursing home (he had been transferred to after suffering from depression and deteriorating mental and physical health) in Michigan, without specifying the cause of death.

His family said: “He faced many challenges and many of us felt helpless.. We tried to give him the help he needed. It seems that the system has let him down completely and tragically. There are many questions about his death and the official cause of his death is unknown at this time. We can assure you We will seek justice for Ian, because justice is what matters most to him.”

Fishback wrote about the violations in a letter to senior aides of the late Republican Senator John McCain, who was a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Republican Senator John Warner, who chaired the committee.

Fishback and two other former members of the 82nd Air Division reported that “prisoners in Afghanistan and Iraq were assaulted, exposed to high temperatures, and deprived of sleep in an attempt to extract information from them, or simply for the amusement of soldiers.”

In writing to McCain, Fishback said: “Despite my efforts, I have not been able to obtain clear and consistent answers from my leadership about what constitutes legal and humane treatment of detainees…I am certain that this confusion has contributed to a wide range of abuses, including Death threats, beatings, severe physical coercion, hostage taking, sleep deprivation and humiliating treatment. Soldiers under my command and I witnessed some of these abuses in both Afghanistan and Iraq.”

Reporting of these abuses led to the US Senate’s passage of the Anti-Torture Act in 2005.

Source: AP + seattle times

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