Sesame Street breaks Iraqi POWs

Heavy metal music and popular American children's songs are being used by US interrogators to break the will of their captives in Iraq. ... The US's Psychological Operations Company (Psy Ops) said the aim was to break a prisoner's resistance through sleep deprivation and playing music that was culturally offensive to them. However, human rights organisation, Amnesty International, said such tactics may constitute torture - and coalition forces could be in breach of the Geneva Convention.

2003-05-20

 War On Terror torture USA invasion Iraq music psychology

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