Video: US Soldiers Watch as Man Mercilessly Whipped, Beaten

A violent video acquired by Rolling Stone journalist Matthieu Aikins and posted to the magazine’s website on Thursday appears to show U.S. soldiers standing by as an unidentified Afghan prisoner is whipped and beaten by members of an Afghan military or interrogation unit.

According to Aikins—who obtained the video while investigating alleged war crimes by the U.S. military in Afghanistan—the two U.S. soldiers, citing their facial hair and uniforms are “probably from a U.S. Army Special Forces team,” and the brutal incident likely took place sometime after 2010.

As Aikins reports for Rolling Stone:

In the video, the two suspected U.S. soldiers can best be seen around the one-minute mark:


Aikins appeared on Democracy Now! on Thursday, where he spoke with Amy Goodman about his just published investigative piece, ,’ as well as the shocking contents of the video he obtained during his reporting.


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