Thursday, November 17, 2005

Democratic torture

Graphic photographs of injuries allegedly suffered by detainees in Iraqi custody surfaced today as the government in Baghdad attempted to dismiss international criticism over a secret torture prison. The images, released by the Sunni Committee of Muslim Scholars (CMS), show men - alleged to be former police officers taken captive by Shia commandos - with bruises and welts covering their bodies. The skin on one man's arm is seared to the flesh.

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