Death Squads and Prison Abuse in Iraq
Posted on Feb 16, 2006
Iraq ‘death squad caught in act’
Iraq has launched an investigation into claims by the US military that an Iraqi interior ministry “death squad” has been targeting Sunni Arab Iraqis.
The probe comes after a US general revealed the arrest of 22 policemen allegedly on a mission to kill a Sunni.
“We have found one of the death squads. They are part of the police force,” US Maj Gen Joseph Peterson said.
Iraq condemns Abu Ghraib images
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The Iraqi government has condemned the latest images of the abuse of Iraqi detainees at the US-run Abu Ghraib prison in 2003.
PM Ibrahim Jaafari said his government would act to prevent further abuses.
Human Rights Minister Narmin Uthman called for those responsible to be tried by an international tribunal.