Retired Major General Antonio Taguba, who wrote the Army's internal report on the abuse and torture of Iraqi prisoners, will speak at a forum at 4 p.m. on Tuesday at Austin Hall at Harvard Law School.
Physicians for Human Rights, the Cambridge-based organization, is a co-sponsor and describes the forum as an "afternoon of discussion, debate and dialogue on torture by US forces in the war against terror—and how we can hold accountable those who committed these heinous crimes."
Taguba wrote an internal US Army report in 2004 on detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad. He has testified before Congress on the issue of detainee abuse, and in the preface of the 2008 Physicians for Human Rights publication Broken Laws, Broken Lives he wrote that "...there is no longer any doubt as to whether the [Bush] Administration has committed war crimes. The only question that remains to be answered is whether those who ordered the use of torture will be held to account."
This event is co-sponsored by the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School, Harvard Law Student Advocates for Human Rights, HLS ACLU, and the National Security and Law Association.
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