Women prisoners have been subjected to torture by electrocution, beatings, and rape by the investigators during interrogation. They had also been raped by the police and by the officers escorting them during the transfer to the women's prison in Baghdad.
Hanaa Edwar, General Secretary of the non-government organization, Iraqi Al-Amal Association, told Al Arabiya. Edwar, also founder of Iraqi Womenâ€™s Network, sounded the alarm about attempts to force women to wear the hijab, especially in government offices.
â€śPeople with disabilities caused by the three wars Iraq has suffered are estimated at more than 6 million,â€ť according to Raad Abdulhusain who heads the rehabilitation of disabled people in the religious province of Najaf.