Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Sunday, July 03, 2005

UK aid funds Iraqi torture units

Commenter Mark From Ireland tells us the Sunday Observer has prepared a story on secret torture chambers, the brutal interrogation of prisoners, murders by paramilitaries with links to powerful ministries...Foreign affairs editor Peter Beaumont in Baghdad uncovers a grim trail of abuse carried out by forces loyal to the new Iraqi government.

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Anonymous Mark from ireland said...


Iraqi government admits abuses by security forces
03 Jul 2005 14:54:48 GMT

Source: Reuters

By Mariam Karouny

BAGHDAD, July 3 (Reuters) - Iraq's government acknowledged on Sunday that some of its new security forces were resorting to the sort of torture and abuses of detainees seen under Saddam Hussein as they struggle to put down Sunni Arab insurgents.

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Happy birthday America

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