Monday, May 03, 2004

Torture at Abu Ghraib Prison

"They were trying to humiliate us, break our pride. We are men. It's OK if they beat me. Beatings don't hurt us, it's just a blow. But no one would want their manhood to be shattered," he said.

"They wanted us to feel as though we were women, the way women feel and this is the worst insult, to feel like a woman," al-Shweiri said.

Dhia al-Shweiri, former prisoner

These authenticated photos appeared in a New Yorker article detailing the story of humiliation, torture and death at Abu Ghraib prison.