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Iraq to investigate 'prison abuse'

Prisoners in Iraq are claiming widespread cases of abuse and torture at the hands of their jailers.

At least 300 detainees at a Baghdad facility have gone on hunger strike to protest against "politically motivated" treatment.

Nuri al-Maliki, Iraq's prime minister, has ordered an investigation into conditions within the prison system.

Al Jazeera's Omar al-Saleh reports.

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Added: Jun-18-2009 Occurred On: Jun-18-2009
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