21 May 2004 Events in Iraq
22.35 Rome. FORENSIC SAMPLES OF CORPSE OF FABRIZIO QUATTROCCHI ARRIVE IN ITALY. DNA tests of tissue samples ordered to confirm identity of executed Italian contractor. [They used a sealed diplomatic pouch to prevent tampering.]
22.30 Washington. TORTURE. Worst abuses took place the night of november 2003 during escalation of attacks on US troops. [A likely story]
20.30 The Hague. TORTURE, CARLA DEL PONTE RECOMMENDS TRIALS OF US SOLDIERS IN USA. Hague prosecutor says US should prosecute soldiers in USA to demonstrate to the world that it can do the right thing.
19.20 The Hague. HOLLAND REINFORCES CONTINGENT. 6 Apache helicopters dispatched to Iraq to support its 1,300 troops
18.45 Kufa. CLOSE COLLABORATOR OF AL SADR ARRESTED DI AL SADR Mohammad Tabtabaï Hakim arrested has he exits mosque.
18.20 Kirkuk US RAID IN KIRKUK, 15 AL-SADR SUPPORTERS ARRESTED
17.42 Rome. GIANFRANCO FINI, ITALIANS FOREIGN MINISTER ACCUSES LEFT OF `ARMCHAIR PACIFISM'. [Have you protested lately?]
17.40 Baghdad. 454 PRISONERS RELEASED FROM ABU GHRAIB.
17.15 Baghdad. TWO ARRESTED FOR BERG EXECUTION.
16.50 Baghdad. TWO EXPLOSIONS IN CAPITAL. Two powerful explosions reported in downtown Baghdad
16.30 Rome. BERLUSCONI SAYS UN RESOLUTION BY 20 JUNE. New UN Security Council resolution expected soon, but no details offered. [The 12th of Never Resolution]
16.15 Rome. BERLUSCONI ANNOUNCES INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE IN NOVEMBER. [There are powerful hallucinatory mushrooms on Sardegna]
16.05 Najaf. MOSQUE HIT BY RPG [but whose?]
16.04 Najaf. 1 DEAD AND 13 WOUNDED.
15.59 Baghdad. POWERFUL EXPLOSION IN CAPITAL. Column of smoke sighted.
15.43 Baghdad. TORTURE, TRANSLATOR ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ABUSE OF PRISONERS. Civilian contractor employed by Titan company of California cited in Taguba report
15.30 Baghdad. 2 SUSPECTS RELEASED IN BERG EXECUTION.
15.14 Kirkuk. DOZENS OF SADR SYMPATHIZERS ROUNDED UP IN KIRKUK But Abdulfatah al-Mousawi escapes arrest.
15.12 Karbala. 2 THOUSAND DEMONSTRATE AGAINST MUQTADA SADR.
15.11 Madrid. LAST SPANISH TROOPS LEAVE IRAQ
15.05 Ramadi BOMB KILLS US SOLDIER AND 2 IRAQIS in al-Anbar province
15.00 Baghdad. SPANISH JOURNALIST RELEASED. Fran Sevilla released.
14.50 Baghdad. TORTURE, RED CROSS REPORTS TO BE DELIVERED TO GENERAL MILLER PERSONALLY. Red Cross reports on prisoner mistreatment must be handed directly to General Miller.
13.40 Baghdad. RED CROSS WORKING TOWARDS RELEASE OF ITALIAN HOSTAGES Society also evacuates wounded children from Falluja for medical treatment in Italy
13.25 Baquba. IRAQI DEFENSE FORCES ATTACKED IN BAQUBA, 4 DEAD.
13.21 Nassiriya. CARABINIERI ARREST 7 IRAQIS SUSPECTED IN ROCKET ATTACK ON CAMP TALLIL.
11.50 Kufa. SADR: CONTINUE THE STRUGGLE. "Let not my death end your struggle. If you continue, Allah will guarantee victory. Those who fight in the Mahdi Army are forces for righteousness and resistance. They are soldiers against injustice."
11.00 Najaf. CLASHES BETWEEN USA AND MILITIAMEN. Combat in Revolution Square and in the municipal cemetery [Fitting, no?]
09.30 Najaf. 1 DEAD, 6 WOUNDED
09.20 Karbala. 8 CIVILIANS AND AL JAZEERA REPORTER KILLED. Rachid Hamid Wali - shot in the head by a sniper.
09.05 Washington. TORTURE: NEW PHOTOS AND VIDEO AT WASHINGTON POST WEBSITE.