Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Iraqi govt continues to be engaged in torture

'Human rights group Amnesty International is accusing the Iraqi government of operating secret prisons in which detainees are "systematically tortured" to extract confessions that are used to convict them.

In a report issued Tuesday, the London-based group says the Iraqi ministries of interior and defense operate detention facilities - some secret - in which the alleged abuses have occurred. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has denied that his government runs secret prisons.'

1 comment :

Don said...

This will always happen in a legal system where people can be convicted on the basis of a confession, without good supporting evidence.

Perhaps it needs to be written into the constitution that nobody can be convicted by his own confession.