Iraq’s children’s prison

Iraq’s children’s prison

Hundreds of children were freed from a special prison today by US Marines. The children swarmed out of the prison in Baghdad gates as they were opened, hugging and kissing the Marines who freed them.

“There were parents running up, so happy to have their kids back.”

“The children had been imprisoned because they had not joined the youth branch of the Baath party,” he alleged. “Some of these kids had been in there for five years.”

The children, who were wearing threadbare clothes and looked under-nourished, walked on the streets crossing their hands as if to mimic handcuffs, before giving the thumbs up sign and shouting their thanks.

More atrocities to be placed on the indictment for crimes against humanity.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli