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Report: Secret prison in Iraq raises fresh concerns over torture

Human Rights Watch issued a report Tuesday that says Iraqi forces linked to Prime Minister Maliki are running a secret prison for terror suspects.

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Security forces under the control of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki are operating a secret prison filled with detainees who were transferred from a facility where widespread torture was uncovered last year, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).

The international rights group says it obtained classified documents that describe a secret site within a military camp called Camp Justice, in Baghdad's Kathamiya neighborhood. It's run by the Iraqi Army's 56th Brigade and the counterterrorism service. Both outfits are under the authority of the prime minister.

The report raises fresh concerns about the torture of Iraqi detainees held at Camp Justice and portrays a concerted effort among Iraqi officials to hide abuse at other detention facilities.


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