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Inmates Tell of Sexual Abuse & Beatings in Iraq's Overcrowded Juvenile Prison System

World  (tags: Iraq, prisons, juvenile, detention, children, human rights, beatings, rape, health care, disease, teachers, funds, mentality, Shia control, Sunni inmates, Iraqi vice president Tariq al-Hashemi )

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100s of children, young as 9, held in appalling conditions, take turns sleeping on rare matresses in overcrowded cells, sweltering temperatures without working fans. False confessions, unfair trials; torture, rape. Teaching staff resigned en mass in Nov


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Peace Monger (185)
Monday September 8, 2008, 3:37 am
My soul weeps for these boys who are subjected to this abuse because they are Sunni. When will humankind stop the insanity of religious prejudice and accept we are all children on the Universal Mind, each of us on our individual journeys to enlightenment?
I realise in reality this has nothing to do with religion; that as ever, it is about control and the lust for more. Greed spawns hate, hate in turn spawns violence, etc. etc. It is a viscous cycle which feeds upon itself and left unchecked, will in the end... destroy us all.
*shrugs* if others wish to perpetuate such ideals, that is their prerogative, however... the end result will find no one the winner and all humanity the loser.

You know there really is still a chance for peace and that chance will definitely increase if we each do our piece. So letís make peace -- in our homes, in our own hearts, in our relationships, in our communities, in all of our dealings and in the world. Peace be with us all.

Pamylle G (461)
Monday September 8, 2008, 5:20 am
Kim, I agree with you. My very soul weeps as well. How I wish I could gather up these boys; I'd stuff them in my inadequate apartment in a heartbeat. No one deserves to be treated like this, let alone A CHILD. How right you are: peace be with us all.
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