Russia making "strong request" to Iraq to follow POW rules

[JURIST] According to a Monday wire from Russia's ITAR-TASS news agency, Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked his Foreign Minister to make a "strong request" of the Iraqi government that it strictly follow the international rules for the treatment of prisoners of war.

"We know about the conditions the soldiers of the anti-Iraqi coalition taken prisoner are kept in," Putin said at Monday's conference with government members in the Kremlin. "I express the hope that Iraq will follow all international law requirements concerning the treatment of prisoners of war."
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