Red Cross starts visiting Iraqi POWs

[JURIST] The International Committee of the Red Cross [official website] announced Monday that Red Cross delegates have begun visiting Iraqi prisoners of war captured by Coalition forces:

During this first day, they visited all parts of the camp, located in southern Iraq, and registered an initial group of prisoners. The visit is due to continue tomorrow and for a number of days thereafter.... In line with its standard practice, the ICRC will not comment publicly on treatment or conditions of detention, but will submit its findings to the detaining authorities with a view to achieving improvement if and when required.

The ICRC is actively pursuing its dialogue with the Iraqi authorities, with a view to gaining access to coalition soldiers captured by Iraq.
Read the complete ICRC press release.

 

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