Democracy Now: Iraq Accused of Torturing Sunnis at Secret Prison

The Iraqi government is facing allegations of running a secret prison where Sunni prisoners have been tortured in Baghdad. The Los Angeles Times reported this week over 100 Sunni prisoners were subjected to beatings, electric shocks, and suffocation with plastic bags at the prison. The prisoners were detained by the Shiite-dominant Iraqi military in a northern province last year. The alleged abuses only came to light last month after family members spent several months looking for the prisoners.

~ by wheresthemic on April 21, 2010.

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