Official report: Iraqi females suffer in U.S. custody
Special to The Canadian
Hundreds of Iraqi women are being held under humiliating conditions in the U.S. custody in Iraq, without being charged, a report indicates. According to released Iraqi prisoners, female detainees are being raped by U.S. troops, and in general, are being forced to undress in front of the guards, Wisam Al-Bayati, Press TV correspondent in Baghdad reported on 2 November 2008. "What I have suffered inside American prisons is so terrible that I can't express in words" a former prisoner told Press TV. She explained that she was detained during a U.S. raid on her house in Diyala. "They took me to get information about my husband and they kept me for one year and a half without being charged," she added.
The report said most of the female detainees are being held only for being married to Iraqi 'wanted fighters'. The occupiers use the arrest to put the Iraqi fighters under pressure. Human rights activists in Iraq have urged the world community to bring to trial the violators of human rights in the country, but no step has been taken so far.
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