Iraq to close abuse prison

A spokesman says Iraq's Justice Ministry will shut down a Green Zone prison where human rights watchdogs believe inmates have been abused.

Justice spokesman Haidar al-Saadi said Monday that top Iraqi officials have been investigating prisoners' living conditions over the last month.As a result, al-Saadi said the detention center known as "Camp Honor" in the Green Zone would be closed.He said the center's prisoners would be distributed among other Iraqi prisons.

In a report last month, New York-based Human Rights Watch quoted prisoners at Camp Honor who described the use of torture during interrogations and described cells "so crowded that we had to take turns standing and lying down."

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