Mon, 25 May 2009 05:35:12 GMT
Iraq’s Ministry of Human Rights has declared in a report that hundreds of people were tortured in Iraqi prisons last year.
According to the report published in Baghdad’s al-Sabbah newspaper Sunday, of the 306 cases of torture and abuse in Iraqi prisons, 107 took place in the semi-autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq.
The New York-based Human Rights Watch has also declared that the torture or abuse of Iraqi prisoners is “routine and commonplace.”
The group said that detainees were suspended for long periods of time with their hands tied behind their back, routinely beaten with cables and metal rods and had shocks administered to their earlobes and genitals by security officers, DPA reported.