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Legal News
28 Apr 2010
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] Iraqi detainees were repeatedly tortured [press release] in a secret prison in Baghdad, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Tuesday. HRW says that detainees held at the Muthanna facility, run by Iraqi authorities, were hung upside-down, deprived of air, kicked, whipped, beaten, given electric shocks, and sodomized during torture sessions … [read more]


Legal News
28 Apr 2010
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] Iraqi detainees were repeatedly tortured [press release] in a secret prison in Baghdad, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Tuesday. HRW says that detainees held at the Muthanna facility, run by Iraqi authorities, were hung upside-down, deprived of air, kicked, whipped, beaten, given electric shocks, and sodomized during torture sessions … [read more]


Legal News
19 Apr 2010
by Dwyer Arce

[JURIST] Hundreds of Sunni men were detained without warrant and subjected to torture under authority of the military office of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki [official profile, in Arabic; BBC profile], according to a Monday Los Angeles Times report [text]. More than 400 men were initially detained in October during … [read more]


Legal News
11 Feb 2010
by Matt Glenn

[JURIST] Iraq Interior Minister Jawad al-Bolani told the Associated Press Wednesday that the Iraqi government has ordered [AP report] approximately 250 former Blackwater [JURIST news archive] employees to leave Iraq by the end of the week. The Iraqi government was reacting to a US federal court's December decision to dismiss … [read more]


Legal News
19 Jun 2009
by Christian Ehret

[JURIST] Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki [official website, in Arabic; BBC profile] created a special committee Thursday to investigate alleged abuse and torture in the country's prisons. Comprised of eight members, the committee reportedly includes representatives [AP report] from human rights and judicial government agencies and security ministries. The panel … [read more]


Legal News
17 Jun 2009
by Brian Jackson

[JURIST] Iraqi Interior Minister Jawad al-Bolani [NYT backgrounder] said Tuesday that more than 40 police officers face charges following an investigation that revealed abuses in the country's prisons and criminal justice system. Among the alleged abuses, police are believed to have arrested individuals without warrants [AP report]. Additional allegations, including … [read more]


Legal News
20 Dec 2008
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] Iraqi Interior Minister Jawad al-Bolani said Friday that 23 employees of the Iraqi Ministry of the Interior [JURIST news archive] who were arrested this week [JURIST report] for alleged attempts to rebuild Saddam Hussein's Baath party [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] have been released. On Saturday, Iraqi Prime Minister … [read more]


Legal News
26 Jun 2007
by Michael Sung

[JURIST] Iraqi security officials issued an arrest warrant and raided the home Tuesday of Culture Minister Asad Kamal al-Hashimi to investigate allegations that al-Hashimi masterminded an assassination attempt against a parliamentary candidate in February 2005. Al-Hashimi, a Sunni, is the first member of the Iraqi cabinet to face an arrest … [read more]


Legal News
18 Nov 2006
by Caitlin Price

[JURIST] A close associate of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki [official website, in Arabic] told AP Friday that al-Maliki was unaware of a controversial plan by Shiite Interior Minister Jawad al-Bolani [Wikipedia profile] to arrest [JURIST report] Sunni leader Harith al-Dhari [Aljazeera profile], head of the powerful Association of Muslim … [read more]


Legal News
16 Nov 2006
by Gabriel Haboubi

[JURIST] Iraqi Interior Minister Jawad al-Bolani [Wikipedia profile] announced on Al-Iraqiya state television [official website] Thursday that an arrest warrant has been issued for Harith al-Dhari [Aljazeera profile], the most prominent leader of Iraq's Sunni minority, and head of the powerful Association of Muslim Scholars [association website, in Arabic; GlobalSecurity … [read more]


Legal News
8 Jun 2006
by Joshua Pantesco

[JURIST] Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki [BBC profile] announced Thursday that Iraq's parliament has approved his nominee for the country's controversial Interior Ministry, ending a three-week stalemate between Shiite and Sunni political blocs. Nominees for the defense and national security ministries were also approved, completing the formation of Maliki's new … [read more]

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