الخميس، 9 فبراير، 2012

IRAQ: Unspoken Crimes against Humanity Committed against the People of Iraq

by Dirk Adriaensens
IRAQ: Unspoken Crimes against Humanity Committed against  the People of Iraq
Criminally Neglected by the International Community
Open Letter to The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay
28 January 2012

Investigation in Jadiriya detention and torture scandal needed

The Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism, 19 February 2010, mentions:

“In 2006, drawing attention to the lack of effective investigations after its discovery, UNAMI noted that: One year after the discovery of the illegal detention centre of al-Jadiriya’s bunker in Baghdad, on 13 November 2005, where 168 detainees were unlawfully detained and abused, the United Nations and international NGOs … continue to request that the Government of Iraq publish the findings of the investigation on this illegal detention (…) The failure to publish the al-Jadiriya report, as well as other investigations carried out by the Government regarding conditions of detention in the country, remains a matter of serious concern and affects Iraq’s commitment to establish a new system based on the respect of human rights and the rule of law.”[42]


Why was the nature and extent of involvement and cooperation between different individuals and groups within the US occupation structure and the Ministry of Interior never investigated? After all, American Intelligence Officers had their headquarters in building of the Ministry of Interior where torture and unlawful detentions took place. Without an independent international investigation the urgent problem of enforced disappearance in Iraq cannot be solved.

[42]It may be recalled that a Joint-Inspection Committee was established after the discovery of the al-Jadiryia’s bunker in November 2005, in order to establish the general conditions of detention. The existence of the bunker was revealed after a raid of the Ministry of Interior’s bunker by MNF I/Iraqi forces. The Iraqi Government should start a judicial investigation into human rights violations in al-Jadiriya. http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/docs/13session/A-HRC-13-42.pdf 

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وزير الداخلية في المؤتمر الصحفي حول فضيحة الجادرية
No-one was beheaded, no-one was killed
Bayan Jabr Iraqi Interior Minister


بيان جبر صولاغ : ان من قام بجريمة السجون السرية في منطقة الجادرية هم أزلام النظام السابق ، الذين استطاعوا ان يتغلغلوا بيننا بدون ان نشعر ، ويتقلدوا اعلى المناصب بدون ان نعرف ، اما نوعية المعتقلين فهم وان كانوا ارهابيين بعثيين ولكن لا يعني هذا ان يتعرضوا للتعذيب !!
( يعني المعتقلين بعثيين والسجانين والجلادين كذلك بعثيين )

All for Torture, and Torture for All!

the Washington Times reported today. “Maj. Gen. Hussein Kamal, deputy interior minister said the detainees also included Shiites, Kurds and Turkmen.”
Translation: No bias here. We’re equal opportunity torturers!