05. February 2005 · Comments Off on In Mosul, They Learn To Do The Perp-Walk · Categories: Iraq

Authorities in Mosul, in the battle for the hearts and minds of the people, has begun airing video of captured therrorists:

The police in Mosul say Abdel-Qadir Mahmoud slit
a man’s throat for a video used to promote the insurgency.
Now he is in captivity, and the police hope their video
of him as a cowering prisoner will help catch killers.
(picture: Warzer Jaff For The New York Times)

Of course, there are some naysayers:

The broadcast of such videos raises questions about whether they violate legal or treaty obligations about the way opposing fighters are interrogated and how their confessions are made public.

What “treaty obligations”? If this were something done by American officials, that might be an issue. But this seems like an internal Iraqi thing to me.

If anyone finds a link to the entire video, please pass it on.

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