Riots rock Abu Ghraib

Abu GhraibAbu Ghraib prison inmates rioted for a second straight day Friday to demand better conditions, setting fire to mattresses and seizing an assault rifle from a guard before authorities said the situation was brought under control.

Lawmaker Zeinab al-Kinani, who was part of a delegation that negotiated with the prisoners, said they demanded pardons and also the replacement of prison staff who they said were mistreating inmates.

After the delegation agreed to form a committee to study giving amnesty to some prisoners, most of the inmates returned to their cells, al-Kinani said. A small group who had refused to end their protest were forced back into their cells by authorities, and four prisoners were injured in the process, she said.

Full story at Break the Chains.

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