Evidence of Torture at Iraqi Intelligence Agency
Posted on Mar 5, 2007
British and Iraqi forces raided a National Iraqi Intelligence Agency detention center on Sunday and discovered 30 prisoners, including two children, “many of whom showed signs of torture and abuse.” Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki condemned the raid as an “illegal and irresponsible act” and has ordered an investigation.
“The prime minister has ordered a prompt investigation into the incident of breaking into the security complex headquarters in Basra,” a statement released by Mr. Maliki’s office said.
The British military responded with a statement saying the National Iraqi Intelligence Agency headquarters was not deliberately targeted and was only entered because of information gained in preceding raids.
“During the operation, Iraqi forces discovered around 30 prisoners, including a woman and two children, who were being held, and many of whom showed signs of torture and abuse,” the statement said.