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  • Report: Nearly 100 dead in US custody

    Nearly 100 prisoners have died in US custody in Iraq and Afghanistan since August 2002, the Human Rights First organisation has said ahead of publication of a new report.

    At least 98 deaths occurred, with at least 34 of them suspected or confirmed homicides - deliberate or reckless killing - the group of US lawyers told BBC television on Tuesday.

    Their dossier claims that 11 more deaths are deemed suspicious and that between eight and 12 prisoners were tortured to death.

    However, charges are rare and sentences are light, the report said....

    Report: Nearly 100 dead in US custody

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