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Left Coast Lynn Donating Member (185 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:28 PM
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HRW: "Prison cleansing" campaign at Abu Ghraib - numerous executions, many without due process
...Numerous executions of political prisoners as well as those convicted for criminal offences were apparently carried out as part of the government's "prison cleansing" campaign involving several prisons, including Abu Ghraib and Radhwaniyya. In March, the opposition Iraqi Communist Party's Center for Human Rights submitted to the U.N. special rapporteur on Iraq details on 223 executions that it said were carried out between October 12, 1999, and March 9, 2000. They included twenty-six political detainees executed on November 26, 1999, and a further twenty-six executed on January 27, all in Abu Ghraib prison near Baghdad. The majority were Shi'a Muslims from Basra, al-Samawa, al-Nasiriyya, al-Diwaniyya, al-Hilla, al-'Amara and Baghdad, some of whom had been held without judicial due process since 1991 on suspicion of having participated in the March 1991 uprising. The bodies of the victims were reportedly buried in mass graves near the prison...

http://www.hrw.org/wr2k1/mideast/iraq.html

This gives some perspective as we close in on Saddam's execution.

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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:33 PM
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1. Yes, particularly if you don't believe in justice,
and don't want crimes such as these to be investigated.
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 01:40 PM
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2. 1-2,000,000 dead from US Iraq policies: 1991 - 2006.
When exactly will those responsible for these policies be held accountible?
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