Secret Graves of Iraqi Political Prisoners Discovered

(BBC) Hundreds of political opponents of Saddam Hussein are buried in "secret" graves at a cemetery on the western outskirts of Baghdad, reports say. The al-Qarah cemetery, about 30 km (18 miles) from central Baghdad, contains about 1,000 unnamed graves holding political prisoners, according to the graveyard's manager. The gravedigger said there were another five cemeteries in Baghdad with secret gravesites containing political opponents of the toppled Iraqi regime. "The dead were all youths" ranging in age from 15 to 30, a gravedigger said.

2003-04-22 00:00:00

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