Red Cross Demands Investigation of Iraqi Prison Riot
The Red Cross is demanding an investigation into last week's prison riot at Camp Bucca in Southern Iraq.
The US military announced early today that 12 Iraqi prisoners and four US prison guards were wounded when inmates rioted at Camp Bucca last week, torching tents and hurling rocks in Iraq's largest US-run detention centre. The riot at the desert camp in southern Iraq, where more than 6000 prisoners are held, was first reported by radical Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr's movement, and was confirmed by the ICRC.
The U.S. first claimed to have no knowledge of the riot, until the Red Cross released details. Then the U.S. provided this version of events:
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