Iraq’s Interior Ministry Denies Torturing Prisoner To Death

Violence left at least four Iraqis killed and 21 more wounded across the country. One death was labeled a suicide, but it may have actually been the result of torture.

A detainee died in Muthanna prison. The Interior Ministry denied reports that the man had been tortured to death and said he had killed himself instead; however, hundreds of detainees have been reported tortured in other, sometimes secret, prisons in Iraq, so even if this death is a suicide, torture may have provoked the man to kill himself.

Gunmen killed two policemen and wounded three more at a checkpoint in Falluja last night.

An old mine killed a shepherd near Kut.

A roadside bomb in Baquba wounded a Sahwa leader. Two other bombs targeted a local mayor and a judge. Four women were wounded in a separate blast.

In Baghdad, four people were wounded in an early morning bombing in Adhamiya.

Four policemen were wounded during a blast near Ramadi.

A policeman and his son were wounded during a blast in Gatoun.

A roadside bomb in Abu Ghraib wounded three soldiers.

Author: Margaret Griffis

Margaret Griffis is a journalist from Miami Beach, Florida and has been covering Iraqi casualties for since 2006.