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Abuse Of Iraqi Detainees Reportedly Continuing

Suspected insurgents arrested in Ba'qubah awaiting transfer to a detention center (file photo) (epa) April 24, 2006 -- A U.S. newspaper reports that U.S. and Iraqi inspectors have discovered abuse of prisoners in detention centers run by Iraq's Shi'ite-dominated Interior Ministry.

Citing sources involved with the inspections, "The Washington Post" reports that there had been at least six joint U.S.-Iraqi inspections of detention centers, most of them run by Iraq's Shi'ite Muslim-dominated Interior Ministry and that evidence of abuse had been found at all the sites.

In November, U.S. troops found 173 prisoners, some of whom showed signs of torture, in a secret bunker in Baghdad.

(Reuters, AFP)

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