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MP: Iraqis tortured to death in prisons

Iraqi Prisons

The Member of Parliament of Anbar governorate  Adel Khamis Mahlawi asserted that detainees in Iraqi prisons are witnessing violations in which a number of them were killed due to torture.

In a press release, Mahlawi said that the prisons are full of people and that the cells are not compatible with human right norms in which prisoners are suffering from various diseases including Scabies.

He added that the authorities claim that prisoners die from diseases not torture especially in Nasiriyah and Matar prisons.

A number of international NGOs concerned in human rights pointed out at violations in Iraqi prisons, the lawmaker said.

He urged domestic and international human rights organizations to visit and review the situation of the Iraqi prisons in order to help the Iraqi government in stopping violations and torture in it.