Amnesty: Torture of Iraq detainees continues

March 6, 2006 04:11

Human rights group Amnesty International released a report Monday claiming detainees in Iraq are still being tortured by their captors despite negative attention generated by the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal. The report lists allegations from former detainees who claim they were beaten with plastic cables, given electric shocks and made to stand in a flooded room as an electrical current was passed through the water. The interviews were conducted starting last year and they ran into this year, London-based Amnesty said. A US military detention mission spokesman responded to the report by saying that all detainees are treated according to international conventions and Iraqi law.

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