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Iraqi 'beaten to death' by US troops: Wait until you read WHY!

This Madness has to STOP NOW!!!! How much longer will we the people put up with this government and there push for world tyranny?
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.

Agence France-Presse

Source: http://www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,9282016%255E2,00.html
Dire Wolf, This Story ALREADY POSTED TODAY 15.Apr.2004 17:56

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