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30,000 prisoners in Iraq without trial: Amnesty

30,000 prisoners in Iraq without trial: Amnesty --The report alleged that prisoners were beaten with electric cables and tortured with electric shocks and drills. 13 Sep 2010 Iraqi authorities are holding some 30,000 people without trial and denying them access to lawyers, leaving them at risk of torture, the leading human rights organisation Amnesty International said Monday in a report. Secret prisons are allegedly being used to house detainees. The report - entitled 'New Order, Same Abuses: Unlawful detentions and torture in Iraq' - also charged that some prisoners had died from maltreatment while in custody. [Operation Iraqi Freedom: Dictatorship, electric shocks, depleted uranium, BP, and Monsanto. Saddam Hussein: Clearly, the better deal.]