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More Than 1,000 Detained in Shocking Conditions at Counterterrorism Centers in Anbar in Iraq


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More Than 1,000 Detained in Shocking Conditions at Counterterrorism Centers in Anbar in Iraq

Ameriyat al-Fallujah - More than 1,000 detainees, including some as young as 15, are being held without charge in horrendous conditions at makeshift holding centers in Anbar governorate, west of Baghdad, said Amnesty International today.

A delegation led by the organization’s Secretary General, Salil Shetty, gained access on April 30 to a center run by Anbar’s counterterrorism agency (Mukafahat al-Irhab) in Ameriyat al-Fallujah, where 683 male detainees are held without charge.

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