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Human Right Abuses of Prisoners at Abu Ghraib

Lisa D. Henry

Abu Ghraib, located a few miles on the western end of Baghdad, was an infamous prison facility, during the reigns of Saddam Hussein. Thousands of inmates were held at one time in the facility. Inmates were subjected to executions and torture along with despicable living conditions. After U.S. intimated the collapse of the vile regime of Hussein in 2002-03, lootings followed. The prison facility was also a target of such mob attacks. This led to the facility’s already bare minimum fixtures destroyed and looted. Though, the coalition forces took over the facility and restructured it. This led to the start of operations at Abu Ghraib, as a U.S. military prison (Hersh, 2004).

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