Children at Iraq prison ‘future time bomb’: NGO
From the article: “Some 21 children living with their mothers in a Baghdad women’s prison represent a potential “time bomb,” an Iraqi rights group warned on Sunday in a report that also noted claims of rape and torture.”
Allowing children to live with their mothers in prison appears to be relatively common internationally (in developing countries). On the one hand, prison is no place for a childhood; on the other, many of the countries do not have sufficient social services to provide care for the children, who may be better off with their mothers.
The NGO interviewed the women in the facility and reported that the women suffered from interrogation techniques such as the use of punching, electricity, and rape during investigation.
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