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Iraqi Beaten To Death With Truncheons By US Troops

AN Iraqi has died of his wounds after US troops beat him with truncheons because he refused to remove a picture of wanted Shiite Muslim leader Moqtada Sadr from his car.

The motorist was stopped late yesterday by US troops conducting search operations on a street in the centre of the central city of Kut, Lieutenant Mohamad Abdel Abbas said.

After the man refused to remove Sadr's picture from his car, the soldiers forced him out of the vehicle and started beating him with truncheons, he said.

Qassem Hassan, the director of Kut general hospital, identified the man as Salem Hassan, a resident of a Kut suburb.

He said the man had died of wounds sustained in the beating.
Iraqi 'beaten to death' by US troops

April 14, 2004

AN Iraqi has died of his wounds after US troops beat him with truncheons because he refused to remove a picture of wanted Shiite Muslim leader Moqtada Sadr from his car, police said today.

The motorist was stopped late yesterday by US troops conducting search operations on a street in the centre of the central city of Kut, Lieutenant Mohamad Abdel Abbas said.

After the man refused to remove Sadr's picture from his car, the soldiers forced him out of the vehicle and started beating him with truncheons, he said.

US troops also detained from the same area five men wearing black pants and shirts, the usual attire of Sadr's Mehdi Army militiamen and followers.

Qassem Hassan, the director of Kut general hospital, identified the man as Salem Hassan, a resident of a Kut suburb.

He said the man had died of wounds sustained in the beating.

A spokesman for the US-led coalition could not confirm the incident.

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Think the way WE want. or we will kill you!! 15.Apr.2004 11:29

Tony Blair's dog

It's becoming more and more appearent that is the rule of power.

Iraq for Iraqis 15.Apr.2004 13:37

Nadia

Now why do we not get the footage of this on all news over and over again? I mean then it would be no more support for the US war in Iraq. That is what they did with the Iraqis and the 4 mercenary bodies. And now with Faluja under attack you can not find any politician saying it is wrong - because those grouse pictures are sill fresh. So why is the news media so keen on showing Iraqis hitting bodies but not American soldiers hitting an Iraqi to death?