citizens in more than 50 prisons and detention camps including 28 camps run by
US occupying forces, in addition to many undisclosed investigation and
incarceration centres over Iraq.
71,000, the other detainees are not recorded with the IRC because they are
arrested at US detaining centres where visits by the Red-Cross representatives
are denied by the occupying forces and thousands of war prisoners and old age
detainees have been imprisoned and detained for more than six years suffering
from unbearable and painful living and health conditions..
Among the detainees there are 520 women detained by the US forces as hostages in
place of their husbands or sons who have escaped detention by the US occupying
forces. In prisons run by the US occupying forces there are also more than 900
children of less than fifteen years of age and 470 of them are less than twelve
years of age. In the government prisons there are 1400 children less than
fifteen years dumped into crowded and filthy cells. There are also 12,000
persons detained by mistake or under suspicion who are still detained for many