Saturday, April 16, 2005

Iraq - Eleven prisoners escaped from the US-run Camp Bucca in southern Iraq by climbing through a hole in the outside fence. Ten were recaptured quickly, but one is still free. In the past month there was at least one riot and a mass jailbreak was thwarted when US authorities discovered a tunnel dug by prisoners. Conditions at the facility are said to be poor and the Red Cross has called for an investigation after allegations of prisoners being denied medical treatment.