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The Minister of the Interior Has to Stop Torture in Karbala Prisons

The Minister of the Interior Has to Stop Torture in Karbala Prisons

The Iraqi government has to comply with CAT, as it signed and approved it, and stop the prisons’ guards’ irresponsible behavior, which are inconsistent with human rights norms, as the Iraqi observatory added

 

 

21-7-2017

 

Prisons in Karbala witnessed the killing of 2 prisoners within nearly 70 days, the Iraqi observatory for human rights stated. The minister of the interior, Qasem al A’raji, has to open a serious investigation into the two torture instances. There could be other torture instances that have not been discovered yet.

The Iraqi government has to comply with CAT, as it signed and approved it, and stop the prisons’ guards’ irresponsible behavior, which are inconsistent with human rights norms, as the Iraqi observatory added

In Karbala, south of Iraq, one citizen, Thaer Adnan Le’i al Amiri (21 years old), died in the beginning of the second half of July 2017 after being tortured by security men in Karbala, according to his family.

Adnan le’i, father of the killed guy, said that his son “went to his job on the morning of Thursday July 13. On his way he found his stolen motorcycle with a police commissioner in al Salam force in Karbala. When he asked to have it back he fought with him then beaten and inside a caravan that belongs to the forces.”

“The signs of torture, found on the body of Thaer, reveal the severe torture that he was subjected to. Some parts of his body turned into red because of being beaten”, the Iraqi observatory for human rights said.

“The policeman took my son to al Abbasiyyah police station claiming that the motorcycle belongs to him. My son was severely tortured inside the prison before he was sent to Karbala hospital, where he died”, the father said.

“Citizens would lose trust in security men unless those, who practiced torture in Karbala prisons, are held accountable”, the Iraqi observatory declared.

On the other hand Mothafar al Khaldi, director of information in Karbala police, said that Thaer died during a medical check in the hospital and that he was brought the hospital after a member in the force 64 stole his motorcycle. Al Khaldi denied that “Thaer was subject to any kind of torture.”

“The investigating judge ordered to put the suspect under a precautionary arrest according to article 411 in manslaughter item until completion of investigation and issue of the forensic medical report”, al Khaldi added.

The Iraqi observatory for human rights called the Iraqi minister of interior, Qasem al A’raji, to open a fair investigation, warning of the recourse of tribal solutions, which would contribute to leave the suspect leaving with impunity.”

“Article 5 of the universal declaration of human rights proclaims that no one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment”, the Iraqi observatory stated.

 

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