Condemnation of torture of Iraqi prisoners

Mid-Dlam ghad-Dawl (Daritama) is shocked and disgusted by the deplorable treatment of Iraqi prisoners. Mid-Dlam ghad Dawl condemns such barbarities unreservedly.

Prisoners are persons, and never, and under no pretext, must they be considered to be undeserving of humane treatment. If they are to undergo a sentence for some proven crime, then they are to do so with full dignity and respect. Under no circumstances whatsoever is it ever permissible or acceptable that they be subjected to torture or to inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment while in custody.

Consequently, Mid-Dlam ghad-Dawl was pleased to note that the Government of Malta pronounced itself categorically against the ‘truely abhorent’ ill-treatment of fated Iraqi prisoners. Mid-Dlam ghad-Dawl fully concures with this view.

Mid-Dlam ghad-Dawl also encourages all international bodies to take all measures possible in order to bring to a speedy end these unmistakable breaches to, and violations of, international law.