That’s the reason prisoners have marks on their bodies, says Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki. The prisoners’ tales of torture are malarky. Really, who are you going to believe – the prisoners (and Maliki’s own minister of human rights and officials at the United States Embassy in Baghdad)? or the prime minister?
The group said it had interviewed 42 detainees who displayed fresh scars and wounds. Many said they were raped, sodomized with broomsticks and pistol barrels, or forced to engage in sexual acts with one another and their jailers.
All said they were tortured by being hung upside down and then whipped and kicked before being suffocated with a plastic bag. Those who passed out were revived, they said, with electric shocks to their genitals and other parts of their bodies.