On Wednesday 24th April, Iraqi activists published on Youtube a video from Abu Ghraib jail, which name was changed to Central Baghdad Prison, featuring guards torturing the prisoners and brutally assaulting them.
The Arab Organization for Human Rights confirmed that they received a distress call from the prisoners of Abu Ghraib, west of Baghdad, after the head of the prison and the guards stormed the prisoners' cells and assaulted them without revealing any reasons behind the storm. The organization, stationed in Britain, added "the violations that reveal a sectarian dimension are continued in the Iraqi prisons." Prisoners staged a sit-in protesting against the inhumane practices and human rights violations committed against them. According to a report issued by the Arab Organisation, the Prisons' Administration used an excessive force