Mass grave found north-east of Kut
تموز 2011 16:14 GMT
Alsumaria News / Wasit official source in the Wasit province, on Wednesday, a group of workers found a mass grave believed to be the victims of the former regime, north-east of Kut, indicating that the police informed the Office of the Ministry of Human Rights to maintain the subject to take the necessary measures to identify those present in the cemetery who were wearing civilian clothes. The source said in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "a group of workers found a mass grave when they were excavated in the area, or Hillel, north-east of Kut, on the road project Holi at the northern entrance of the city," noting "The victims who are in the cemetery were dressed in civilian clothes, not been identified or the time of burial tomb." The source, who preferred anonymity, that "the police stopped the excavation work and informed the Office of the Ministry of Human Rights the existence of the cemetery that had not seen the number of bodies in preparation for the check them and find out the identities of the persons buried in it. " The Ministry of Human Rights, on 17 May, the cabinet has allocated five billion dinars for the purchase of equipment and supplies for the identification of the remains of mass graves, confirming the presence of some 133 mass graves in Iraq, opening of 49, indicating that open the mass graves in the country needs for many years for lack of personnel and equipment. and asked the Ministry of Human Rights on the occasion of the mass graves, in the 16 of May, the Council of Ministers to increase allocations of Finance for the purchase of equipment and supplies for the identification of the remains of mass graves. applauds the Ministry of Human Rights annual National Day of mass graves, coincides history with the discovery of the first mass grave in 2003 to spend Mahaweel in Babylon, south of Baghdad. The Ministry of Human Rights had launched earlier in the campaign, to see the DNA of victims of the former regime, initially the province of Wasit, which includes three mass graves were discovered After the fall of the former regime. The previous system was carried out mass arrests and the liquidation of a collective of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, particularly from residents of the north and south, because of the activity of opposition was effective in both areas, after the fall of 2003 discovered the records and documents for liquidation operations carried out by the security services and military to the former regime, as continue the current government agencies, organizations, and some parents find mass graves containing the bodies of civilians, mostly women and children.
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