August 12, 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts
A former Iraqi Minister of Electricity was named Saturday as one of a number of former and current officials charged with corruption by Iraq's Commission on Public Integrity or ordered to appear before Iraqi judges for further investigation. Muhsin Shlash, cited but not yet charged, was an Iraqi... ...[read more]
April 22, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
Iraq President Jalal Talabani formally designated hardline Shiite politician Jawad al-Maliki to form a new government Saturday, giving him 30 days to present his Cabinet to Parliament for approval. Shiites nominated al-Maliki on Friday after outgoing Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari gave up his ...[read more]
January 14, 2006
by Andrew Wood
The Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq (IECI) will wait for international monitors to finish their investigation of fraud complaints before it releases the results of the December 15 Iraqi parliamentary election. The International Mission for Iraqi Elections which began its investigation in ...[read more]
December 12, 2005
by Sara R. Parsowith
The Iraqi Human Rights Ministry said late Sunday that 13 prisoners in an overcrowded facility run by the Iraqi Interior Ministry were abuse victims who required medical treatment. The detainees have been transferred to a hospital and are under guard. The Ministry also said that an investigating ...[read more]
December 6, 2005
by Sara R. Parsowith
Witness A, the first woman to testify in the Saddam Hussein trial, gave her testimony Tuesday behind a curtain and with her voice distorted by computer to protect her identity, despite some technical problems which caused a short delay. Witness A continued to describe how she was force... ...[read more]
December 1, 2005
by Tom Henry
Iraq Interior Minister Bayan Jabr on Thursday fired Nouri al-Nouri, the country's senior inspector handling human rights issues, in connection with a torture scandal involving dozens of prisoners at a Baghdad prison, according to an Iraqi official. Al-Nouri, the ministry's lead inspector for... ...[read more]
December 1, 2005
by Chris Buell
The Iraqi government has said that it has been unable to complete an investigation into allegations that prisoners at an interior department facility were tortured because mistakes made by US soldiers who discovered the site tainted some of the evidence. Sources in the US investigation said that ...[read more]
November 29, 2005
by Greg Sampson
Observers of the trial of Saddam Hussein warned Tuesday that mounting political pressure threatens the independence and fairness of the Iraqi High Criminal Court trying the ousted Iraqi leader. A Human Rights Watch spokesman noted that although Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari has not ...[read more]
November 17, 2005
by Joshua Pantesco
The Iraqi Prime Minister's office Thursday announced the launch of a nationwide investigation into allegations of widespread abuse occurring at Iraqi-run prisons. 166 Sunni Arabs and 3 Shiite Arabs were found by Americans Sunday night at a secret police prison in Baghdad, and a journalist for Vo... ...[read more]
November 15, 2005
by James M Yoch Jr
Iraq’s government announced plans on Tuesday to investigate allegations that Iraqi security forces abused more than 170 prisoners held in central Baghdad, who were found malnourished and showing evidence of torture. Prompted by the repeated pleadings of a missing teenager's parents, US tro... ...[read more]

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