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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Notorious Iraq prison still open

Baghdad (CNN) -- A notorious prison in Baghdad's Green Zone is still open despite the Iraqi government having said more than a year ago it was closed, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.

The report about the Camp Honor prison facility, which is in the highly fortified area of the city's center, also detailed evidence of mass arrests. The Iraqi government denied the allegations.

"Iraqi security forces are grabbing people outside of the law, without trial or known charges, and hiding them away in incommunicado sites," said Joe Stork, Human Rights Watch's deputy Middle East director.

"The Iraqi government should immediately reveal the names and locations of all the detainees, promptly free those not charged with crimes, and bring those facing charges before an independent judicial authority," he said. Read More