Amnesty: Up to 30,000 prisoners at risk of torture in Iraq

Amnesty: Up to 30,000 prisoners at risk of torture in Iraq

An estimated 30,000 people are being held without trial in Iraq and are at risk of torture, according to Amnesty International.

A new report launched today by the human rights group says many of the prisoners can be held for several years without charge or trial.

Amnesty said detainees are held in secret prisons and beaten to obtain forced confessions.

Around 10,000 of those detained were recently transferred from US custody as their combat troops ended operations in Iraq.

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