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Iraq torture 'worse after Saddam'

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posted on Sep, 21 2006 @ 03:01 PM

Torture may be worse now in Iraq than under former leader Saddam Hussein, the UN's chief anti-torture expert says. Manfred Nowak said the situation in Iraq was "out of control", with abuses being committed by security forces, militia groups and anti-US insurgents. Bodies found in the Baghdad morgue "often bear signs of severe torture", said the human rights office of the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq in a report.

The UN report says detainees' bodies often show signs of beating using electrical cables, wounds in heads and genitals, broken legs and hands, electric and cigarette burns.

Bodies found at the Baghdad mortuary "often bear signs of severe torture including acid-induced injuries and burns caused by chemical substances".

Many bodies have missing skin, broken bones, back, hands and legs, missing eyes, missing teeth and wounds caused by power drills or nails, the UN report says.

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This is just extremely sad. Theres no REASON for torture. None whatsoever!!

[edit on 21-9-2006 by Shar]

posted on Sep, 22 2006 @ 12:54 AM
So, Whats your take on this?

Do you think its ok for torture like this to take place?

By now you think people would of aged beyond this kind of stuff.

Why does one human being think they have the right to do another person like this?

Mods if this is been posted before sorry.

[edit on 22-9-2006 by Shar]

posted on Sep, 22 2006 @ 01:08 AM
That is uterly disgraceful!

Another few months, and I will hopefully be doing a tour of Iraq. We need to sort the resistance and insurgency out immediately to establish a stable government, so that these instances of torture is either reduced or completely eliminated.

How can one human being actually do that to another that poses no significant risk to himself?

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