BRUSSELLS TRIBUNAL

Mohammad Al Qaysee, a member of the Iraqi Red Crescent Organisation was arrested and imprisoned. He died under torture 45 days ago, but Maliki’s secret prisons staff wouldn't let his family collect the body.

Arriving in Karachi, Pakistan, for a trip in support of efforts to free and repatriate Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, former U.S. Congressperson Cynthia McKinney and International Action Center Co-Director Sara Flounders received an overwhelmingly warm welcome.

“The situation of women prisoners is a tragedy and there are many indications that cases of rape have become the rule rather than the exception.”

When women in Iraq are arrested, they routinely go through three gruesome phases, starting with humiliation, followed by torture, and often ending with rape. I have received disturbing information from two different, well informed sources: one from qualified social workers in Al-Kadimiyah Women Prison, the other from three national guards officers who worked in the prison.

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