UN calls for torture investigation in Iraq

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November 18, 2005 13:08
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The United Nations' top rights official on Friday called for an international investigation into the conditions of detainees in Iraq, responding to the recent discovery of Interior Ministry prisoners showing signs of torture. "In light of the apparently systemic nature and magnitude of that problem, and the importance of public confidence in any inquiry, I urge authorities to consider calling for an international inquiry," said Louise Arbour, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.


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