Justice Ministry denies existence of torture, violations in Iraqi prisons
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Justice Ministry denied the existence of torture and violations issues in the Iraqi prisons.
A statement by the JM received by IraqiNews.com quoted the Justice Minister, Hassan al-Shimmari, while receiving a delegation from the British House of Lords, as saying “There are no torture or violations issues in the Iraqi prisons,” noting that “The Ministry deals with all the prisoners according to the laws of the International Human Rights.”
“The Ministry does not object the visits of the International Humanitarian Organizations such as the Red Crescent, the European Union and the Amnesty International Organizations to the prisons to be acquainted with the situation of the prisoners,” he added.
“The procedures of the JM were approved by all the International Organizations that visited the prisons of the Iraqi Correction Department,” he pointed out.
He appreciated “The role of the United Nations and the Countries of the European Union in supporting the employment abilities of the employees of the JM.”
“The two sides discussed the political situation in Iraq and the means of bringing the various views closer to settle the crisis,” the statement concluded.