30,000 Iraqis languish in prison, more than half of them without trial

By Samer Saaeed Azzaman, February 7, 2013 Iraqi jails hold 30,000 inmates, 17,000 of them languish there without trial,’ according to Deputy Prime Minster Husain Shahristani. Shahristani added that the government set 3,000 prisoners free in the past two weeks and that thousands more un-convicted persons should be released “very soon.” “There are 13,000 detainees(…)