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Last month, Amnesty International released "Broken Bodies, Tortured Minds, Abuse And Neglect Of Detainees In Iraq." Joel Wing summarizes the Iraqi response:

When human rights groups accuse the authorities of mistreatment, they say nothing happened. When Iraqi officials complain about abuses, Baghdad says it will investigate, but then there’s no follow up. Both reflect the official neglect of this issue, and the tacit support of the use of these extreme tactics. As long as that is Baghdad’s stance, the mistreatment and overcrowding in the country’s jails and prisons will continue.

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