Iraq accused of abusing detained 'terror suspects' | Iraq News | Al Jazeera

Iraq accused of abusing detained 'terror suspects'

Human rights groups also accuse government of unlawfully arresting and holding hundreds of protesters and activists.

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    The Iraqi National Security Service has admitted to holding hundreds of people suspected of terrorism for months.

    According to Human Rights Watch, the agency has been keeping them at a facility east of Mosul - which was retaken from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group just over a year ago.

    Human rights groups say abuses of detainees are commonplace in the country.

    Al Jazeera's Imran Khan has more from Baghdad.


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