Prison of Abou Ghraib
This complex penitentiary has a surface of 1,15 km ², and comprises 24 turns of duty.
It was the place of tortures to various degrees under the British occupation, the Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein and under the occupation of the international coalition the United States of America - the United Kingdom.
During the war 2003-2006This complex is especially known today following the outcry which caused the publication of photographs taken by American soldiers showing of the tortured prisoners, attaches with electric cables, obliged to pose naked or threatened by watchdogs even desacralized after their death.
The March 9th 2006, the American Armée announces the nearest closing of the prison of Abou Ghraib, close to Baghdad, since the publication in 2003 of photographs showing of the American soldiers inflicting of the maltreatment to prisoners, and who had already been used as center of Torture under the mode of Saddam Hussein. The 4.500 prisoners who are locked up there should be transferred towards other detention centres in Iraq, within one to three months.
Since 2004, eleven American soldiers were considered and condemned for the scandal of tortures of Abou Ghraib. In May 2006, George W. Bush US president stated that the prison was the " larger error " Americans in Iraq.
In 2006, the artist Colombia N Fernando Botero exposes a series of works on tortures in the prison of Abou Ghraib in a New Yorkean gallery , then in January 2007 with the the University of California to Berkeley.
- War in Iraq (2003-2006)
- '' Prisoner misuses in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere '' - Center for Cooperative Research
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