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Iraq detainees 'found starving'
There have been persistent claims of abuse by Iraqi security forces
Iraq's government says it has begun an investigation into the alleged abuse of more than 170 detainees held by Iraqi security forces in Baghdad.
The prisoners, many malnourished and some showing signs of torture, were found when US troops took control of an interior ministry building on Sunday.
The US raid followed repeated enquiries by the parents of a missing teenager. ...
...Prime Minister Ibrahim Jaafari told reporters: "I was informed that there were 173 detainees held at an interior ministry prison and they appear to be malnourished.
"There is also some talk that they were subjected to some kind of torture."
He said the prisoners had now been moved to a better location and would be given medical care....
...Iraq's new police force has faced repeated allegations of systematic abuse and torture of people in detention by human rights groups, as well as allegations of extra-judicial killings.
A report by pressure group Human Rights Watch earlier this year said methods used by Iraqi police included beating detainees with cables, hanging them from their wrists for long periods and giving electric shocks to sensitive parts of the body.