Rights group finds secret prison in Basra

Iraqi Parliament’s Human Rights Commission has found up to 200 malnourished and disease-stricken Iraqi detainees locked in a secret prison in the southern city of Basra.

The commission’s spokesman, Amer Thamer, said many of the detainees bore signs of torture. "They are crammed in a circular room surrounded with slabs of concrete with no roof," Thamer said.

He said the prison is operated by the Defense Ministry and none of the inmates has ever been tried or given access to legal assistance.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So THIS is what "democracy" looks like in Iraq?!?

THIS was Bush's "model" for the Middle East?

Unflipping believable. But it will certainly be a part of Bush's enduring legacy in Iraq.

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