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Women in Iraq's prisons face torture

  • Women serving time in the prisons of Iraq are often beaten and sexually assaulted. 

    A new reports suggests that they're not detained for their own actions but for their male relatives' and sometimes the abuses and horrors are carried out while those relatives look on. 

    A Human Rights Watch official mentioned that security forces and officials torture women as if doing so would affect the country in a good way. One of these women who was interviewed, walked on crutches because of the long torture that she was put through.

    She was executed despite the fact that all charges against her got dismissed. 

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