Ex-detainee recalls torture by US troops

Middle East Desk

BAGHDAD: “The Americans have nothing to do with human rights. It is a concept they use to seek interests,” said Bedu al-Hamad, a former Iraqi detainee who was jailed by the U.S. army for more than two years.
Al-Hamad, 59, who was head of the reconstruction committee of the Municipal Council of the town of Duluiyah, Salahuddin province, spent 26 months and 20 days in U.S. detention despite not having committed any crimes.
The Sunni-dominated town of Duluiyah is a symbol of resistance to U.S. occupation, where U.S. troops were confronted with countless attacks and ambushed by armed groups in the town along the Tigris, especially in 2008 when the attacks reached their peak.