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Photos from Iraqi jail show dire conditions of young and female prisoners

Photos from Iraqi jail show dire conditions of young and female prisoners

 Photographs from an Iraqi jail that were leaked to Human Rights Watch have revealed extreme overcrowding in cells holding juveniles, female terrorism suspects and their children.

One of the pictures taken at the Tal Kayf detention facility in Iraq’s Nineveh province and published by the international rights group on Thursday show young men curled on the floor in a cell so cramped they are unable to fully lie down. The prisoners’ limbs are intermingled; some rest their heads on the laps of other inmates. At least one man is seen ing with the legs of others sprawled over his torso.

In another photo from a female prisoners’ cell in the same facility, women sit on the ground, their clothes and belongings hanging off the walls. Children are also seen in the cell, with barely any space to move.