After US Raid, Media Once again Free to Discuss Ongoing Torture in Iraq… - 11.16.2005

The Alive in Baghdad Project first presented the idea that torture is still ongoing in Iraq over a month ago. Now, after a raid in an outlying area of Baghdad, the mainstream media is again discussing the ugly face of torture in Iraq.

Although I posted a photo of a man tortured with an electric drill before his death last month, and another a few days ago, the mainstream media is finally willing to admit this practice is occurring.

I will be travelling tomorrow, but I will attempt to put together something more in-depth on the ongoing situation of torture currently facing Iraqis by the evening. During my recent trip to the Middle East I also had the opportunity to interview Khalid Jarrar, who can be seen in these segments: 1, 2, and 3. Khalid was held in one of the secret Interior Ministry detention facilities, and claims there is or was a facility on the seventh floor of the main Interior Ministry Building in Baghdad, where he was held. U.S. Brig. Gen. Karl Horst now claims American and Iraqi forces will search each Interior Ministry facility. Gen. Karl Horst claimed to the Los Angeles Times, “We’re going to hit every single one of them, every single one of them,” if so it should be only a matter of time before they discover this facility as well.

Until the mainstream media presents more revelations about the ongoing torture situation facing Iraqis please check out these photos, and these. I obtained them on my last visit to Iraq, which detail the torture and abuse that aren’t happening in Iraq.

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