Christian group reported Iraqi prison abuse

Christian Peacemaker Teams
Nearly four months before the publication of photos of Iraqi detainees abused by their coalition captors, a small Christian peace organization issued a report detailing incidents similar to those now sparking outcries from North America to the Middle East.

The Chicago-based Christian Peacemaker Teams—a Brethren, Mennonite and Quaker organization that has had a presence in Baghdad since October of 2002—issued a report in January covering cases of 72 detainees and addressing coalition raids on Iraqi homes, damage to and confiscation of personal property and the treatment of detainees. CPT workers in Baghdad spent seven months last year interviewing detainees and their families and investigating their claims.

 

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