Human Rights Watch: Iraq getting worse
Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) -- The human rights situation in Iraq is worse now than it was a year ago, the campaign group Human Rights Watch argues in a new report out Sunday, warning that people are being tortured with impunity in secret prisons.
The group says it uncovered a secret prison where detainees were beaten, hung upside down and given electric shocks to sensitive parts of their bodies. Human Rights Watch based its claims on the testimony of detainees themselves.
The Justice Ministry announced in March that it would close the facility, Camp Honor, but Human Rights Watch says it has "credible information that elite forces may still hold and interrogate detainees at Camp Honor."
The group says the forces who control the facility report to the military office of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki...
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