"Abu Ghraib Prisoners' Release "
Prisoners from Abu Ghraib
Prison hug each other after they are released near Tikrit, Iraq, Tuesday, May
4, 2004. This was the first time the prisoners were released after images of
the abuse were seen all over the world. After about a five hour drive from
Abu Ghraib Prison to Tikrit area, scores of prisoners were freed from three
buses on a dead end road. U.S. military has received international
condemnation for alleged abuses and humiliation of prisoners at Abu Ghraib
Prison in Iraq.
year after the fall of Baghdad, Iraq is still in
turmoil, a lawless land where residents live in fear. The world inside Abu
Ghraib prison is in some ways, a reflection of the chaos and suffering
outside that Iraqis live under. Kidnappings, carjackings, drive-by-shootings,
and mortar attacks are part of the routine. As insurgents and radical cleric
Muqtada al Sadr's militia, Mahdi army, increased their attacks against U.S.
military, clashes and bombings became part of the daily life. Innocent were
killed and wounded. And for some women, the insecurity led to an increasingly
restrictive environment. Women who used to walk around in Western-style
clothes now feel compelled to cover up.