September 17, 2009
by Christian Ehret
The US closed the Camp Bucca prison facility in Southern Iraq Wednesday, pursuant to the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA). The remaining detainees were transferred from Camp Bucca, once the largest US detention facility in Iraq, to the two remaining US prison facilities, Camp Cropper and Camp ...[read more]
July 6, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
The US-led Multi-National Force-Iraq (MNF) announced Monday that it had begun construction of a training facility for Iraqi corrections officers (ICO) in anticipation of transferring control of MNF detention facilities to Iraqi forces. Military police commander Lt. Col. Bradley Graul said that the ...[read more]
June 10, 2009
by Brian Jackson
The US-led Multi-National Force (MNF) in Iraq said Tuesday that it is still holding 11,057 Iraqi prisoners in three separate camps throughout the country. The prisoners currently held in the three US camps, Camp Taji, Camp Cropper, and Camp Bucca, will either be released or transferred to Iraqi ...[read more]
August 15, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
Six US sailors have been charged for allegedly abusing Iraqi detainees held at Camp Bucca, the US Naval Forces Central Command said Thursday. The six are said to have physically assaulted at least two detainees whom they were guarding, and locked eight others in a cell that had been covered with ...[read more]
January 1, 2008
by Steve Czajkowski
The Iraqi government sent a draft bill to the speaker of Iraq's parliament Tuesday which could allow for the pardon and release of around 5,000 detainees currently held in Iraqi prisons. The bill, approved by the Iraqi cabinet last week, would exclude prisoners held in US custody and others who... ...[read more]
December 26, 2007
by Howard Kline
The Iraqi cabinet passed a draft law on Wednesday that would grant a general pardon to innocent detainees held in Iraqi and US prisons in the country, according to an Iraqi official speaking to AFP Wednesday. Currently, there are more than 26,000 detainees held in US-run Camp Cropper and... ...[read more]
June 9, 2007
by Michael Sung
The US-led Multi-National Force-Iraq (MNF-I) said Saturday that six civilian detainees had been killed and at least 50 injured as the result of an indirect fire attack on the US-operated Camp Bucca detention facility. In April, the Washington Post reported that the there are approximatel... ...[read more]
April 15, 2007
by Melissa Bancroft
The United States currently holds some 18,000 detainees in two US-run Iraqi detention facilities, Camp Bucca and Camp Cropper, the Washington Post reported Sunday, citing US military sources. In the past month, the US has increased security in Baghdad, leading to an additional 1,000 arrests. The ...[read more]
August 27, 2006
by Natalie Hrubos
Iraqi Defense Minister Hashem al Shebli said Saturday according to McClatchy Newspapers that the notorious Abu Ghraib prison is now empty as US officials have recently finished moving the prison's remaining 3,600 prisoners to other US-run detention centers. Some prisoners were released; most wer... ...[read more]
March 5, 2006
by Katerina Ossenova
A new report from Amnesty International (AI) concludes that the arbitrary detention of thousands of people in Iraq facilitates abuses of prisoners. Using official figures from the Multi-National Force in Iraq, AI says there are more than 14,000 security detainees in coalition custody- mostly at ...[read more]

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