US releases over 300 more inmates from Abu Ghraib

[JURIST] More than 300 inmates were released Sunday from the US-run Abu Ghraib prison [Wikipedia article] on the outskirts of Baghdad. About 800 prisoners have now been released since the start of the year, and almost 4000 since August, when Iraq's Human Rights Ministry joined an American-run review board to determine prisoners' status. More than 8000 people are still being held in facilities throughout Iraq, with 1000 of them charged with crimes in Iraqi courts. Most of the remaining detainees are being at the US Camp Bucca facility in southern Iraq, where Iraqi prisoners rioted [JURIST report] last week, resulting in four deaths. Reuters has more.



 

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