The documents published now enable it to give an identity to the people killed, Sloboda added: "We found the names of the dead. It had never happened before. Now we have a full list of victims, including those in mass graves."
"The perpetrators will be identified and prosecuted," said Phil Shiner, Public Interest Lawywers representative of the organization, speaking at a press conference in London. "We have verified the violation of human rights in many cases. There are abuses of all kinds, and the prisoners were forced to tell a truth already written - he added - we want to open investigations, based on the mode of questioning that we discovered."
Thousands of deaths that no one knew anything. From the documents released after al-Jazeera broke the embargo and has an anticipated publication - not currently available on the WikiLeaks 2 for connection problems due to an excess of links - showed that between 2003 and 2009, Iraq has been 109mila more deaths, more than 66 000 civilians. In particular, we learn of 15 000 people have died in incidents which had not hitherto known nothing and for which in most cases the responsibility lies with the Iraqi troops. Also documented systematic torture of detainees by the military in Baghdad, that there was no U.S. intervention, and killings of unarmed civilians.
"A bloodbath compared to Afghanistan." For Assange these secret military documents offer a much sharper picture than the published material on Afghanistan that had documented the deaths of 20 000 people. "In Iraq we are talking about killing a level five times higher, compared to a bloodbath Afghanistan - says the founder of Wikileaks
The torture of prisoners. In the declassified files, there is the story of the torture of prisoners by Iraqi soldiers (physical abuse of any kind, with gruesome details, supported by medical reports) and systematically ignored by the Americans, except for an isolated intervention in 2005.