Iraqis held illegally in 'closed' prison, rights group claims
Iraqis are still being held illegally at a Baghdad prison that the government was supposed to have shut down in 2011 after allegations that detainees were tortured and abused there, Human Rights Watch says.
The report by the US-based rights group raises fresh concerns about the government's treatment of detainees after Iraqi authorities took over the country's prison system following the departure of US troops last December.
Iraq's human rights ministry has denied the Human Rights Watch claim as inaccurate, saying the detention centre, known by its former US military designation as Camp Honor, was closed more than a year ago.
The prison is located inside the Green Zone in central Baghdad, which also houses government offices and foreign embassies.