With the huge caveat that this is an unconfirmed report, Muhammad Adham al-Hamd, the General Secretary of the Union of Political Prisoners and Detainees in Iraq has issued a statement saying that,
“the US occupation administration in Iraq relies on systematic rape, torture, and sadistic treatment of Iraqi women prisoners in its prison camps in the country.”
“Muhammad Adham al-Hamd made the comments in a statement regarding reports that confirmed the presence of large numbers of women in the American-run prison camps – women who are detained solely to be raped and abused in order to bring pressure upon their husbands, brothers, sons or fathers.
Al-Hamd declared that the women prisoners are subjected to strip searchs, torture, rape, and psychological and physical humiliation by the police and prison administrators. Their clothing is removed and they are deprived of food and water for days in order to break their will.”
While this has not been confirmed, it is consistent with other reports of how women have been imprisoned and abused in detention that have surfaced since the U.S. occupation of Iraq, and should be immediately investigated.