Sunnis allege more abuse by Shiite security forces in Iraq

[JURIST] Sunni clerics complained of more rights abuses by Iraq's mostly-Shiite security forces in Iraq on Wednesday, further complicating efforts to encourage Sunni participation [JURIST report] in Iraq's political process. The bodies of 11 Sunni men - including one cleric - were found on Wednesday after they were rounded up police and allegedly tortured, just three days after nine workers, all Sunnis, were detained on suspicion of involvement in the insurgency and were locked up in a metal container for 14 hours, where they suffocated [JURIST report]. Iraq has admitted to abuses [JURIST report] by its security forces, which have also drawn the concern of the US military [JURIST report]. AP has more.



 

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