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Excerpts from Amnesty International reports detailing torture under Saddam's regime.

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Torture in Iraq: 1982-1984

  • Case No. 1: Neji Bennour, a 36-year-old Tunisian, held for ten months at the headquarters of the security forces in Baghdad.

  • Appendix A: extracts from a doctor's report of Neji Bennour's medical examination (Paris, 19 April 1984)

  • Case No. 4: A former prisoner held in Baghdad's Abu Ghraib and Central prisons between May 1982 and March 1984.

  • Iraq/Occupied Kuwait: Human Rights Violations since 2 August, 1990

  • Testimony A4: A 22-year-old student detained for eight days in al-Rawda and al-Farwaniyya police stations.

  • Appendix B: Testimony of a survivor of an attempted execution

  • Human Rights Watch: Iraq
    A collection of all of Human Rights Watch's briefing papers and reports on Iraq since 1990.

    Genocide in Iraq: The Anfal Campaign Against the Kurds
    Human Rights Watch's book-length report detailing Ali Hassan al-Majid's extermination campaign against the Kurds during the late 1980s.

    Coalition Provisional Authority Order Number 48: Delegation of Authority Regarding an Iraqi Special Tribunal
    A document signed into law by American proconsul Paul Bremer on December 9, 2003, establishing the Iraqi Special Tribunal and describing its organization and functioning. The purpose of the Tribunal is to "try Iraqi nationals or residents of Iraq accused of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes or violations of certain Iraqi laws."

    Memorandum to the Iraqi Governing Council on The Statute of the Iraqi Special Tribunal
    Human Rights Watch's detailed criticism of the Iraqi Special Tribunal statute.

    International Human Rights Instruments
    A page posted by the U.N. Office for the High Commissioner of Human Rights which includes links to almost all existing U.N. human rights treaties and agreements, including the Geneva Convention and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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