Baghdad The Ministry of Interior held a meeting with a human rights official at the United Nations, to discuss the reality of criminal justice and follow-up cases of torture in prisons if they occur and ways to address them.
The ministry stated in a statement: “The legal Major General, Hassan Khammat, Director General of Criminal and Movements in the Police Affairs Agency in the ministry, chaired a meeting under the slogan (Human Rights in the Application of Justice in Iraq, Legal Conditions and Procedural Guarantees to Prevent Torture), with the United Nations Human Rights Officer, Catherine Trouge and Daniel Bell, director of the office, in the presence of agency leaders to discuss the reality of criminal justice and follow-up cases of torture in prisons if they occur and ways to address them.
The two sides discussed the extent of the Ministry of Interior’s cooperation with international organizations. The head of the delegation also praised the role of the police forces as they face the events that have occurred in the country, the way they deal with citizens, protect them and maintain their security, and the efforts made by the ministry to curb torture crimes.
For his part, the Director General of the Criminal and Movements in the Police Affairs Agency in the ministry stated that the application of constructive cooperation is the desired goal with all organizations concerned with human rights, and in the event of a specific case of torture or violation, it is an individual case that does not represent the Ministry of Interior, and the perpetrator is referred to the judiciary.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency