- Title: Beaten and bruised, detainee recounts Islamic State torture
- Date: 1st December 2016
- Summary: FADILIYA, NINEVEH PLAIN, IRAQ (NOVEMBER 30, 2016) (REUTERS) ****WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF PESHMERGA FIGHTERS PLAYING FOOTBALL PESHMERGA FIGHTER SITTING NEAR FIRE TO GET WARM FIRE / PESHMERGA FIGHTERS PLAYING IN BACKGROUND KURDISH FLAG FLUTTERING / DAMAGED BUILDING IN BACKGROUND TRACTOR DRIVING PAST CHILD ON SIDE OF ROAD REUTERS CORRESPONDENT SITTING WITH ABDEL RAZZAQ JALAL JUDGEMENT DOCUMENT ISSUED BY THE ISLAMIC STATE (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) IRAQI MAN TORTURED BY ISLAMIC STATE, ABDEL RAZZAQ JALAL, SAYING: "I was blindfolded with my hands tied behind my back. They tortured me on my first night. We were kept in the basement, but then they moved us to the ground floor, but in a different building. However, we did not realise." ABDUL RAZZAQ JALAL HOLDING DOCUMENT ISSUED BY ISLAMIC STATE (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) IRAQI MAN TORTURED BY ISLAMIC STATE, ABDEL RAZZAQ JALAL, SAYING: "There were three or four (detainees). One of them was beaten by cables, the other by a hose and the third one by a pipe. This was all on the first night. On the second night, they (the jailers) hung me upside down from my feet. The torture starts at nine at night and runs to 02:30 in the morning. Torture usually takes place at night and not during the day." STAMP OF ISLAMIC STATE ON PAPER (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) IRAQI MAN TORTURED BY ISLAMIC STATE, ABDEL RAZZAQ JALAL, SAYING: "They tied me up. My weight was 150 kilograms and they stood looking at me and laughing. They tied me up with my legs tied by a hose. They beat my feet. They beat me here (pointing to his waist) and on the head." ALLEY IN FADILIYA NEIGHBOURHOOD CHILDREN IN ALLEY OF NEIGHBOURHOOD MAN WITH HIS BROTHER'S TWO CHILDREN CHILD'S FACE (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) IRAQI MAN, ABDEL ILAH JASSEM, SAYING: "He (his brother Iden) was arrested on August 16. They (Islamic State) took him when he was on the way to Bashiqa to bring back ice blocks" ABDEL ILAH JASSEM SITTING ON CHAIR DURING INTERVIEW (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) IRAQI MAN, ABDEL ILAH JASSEM, SAYING: "I went to a Daesh (Islamic State) police station. They said Iden had been killed and told me not to search for him. But when a group of detainees were released, I knew that they (IS militants) had been lying to me." VEHICLES DRIVING ON ROAD OFF FADILIYA TRUCK DRIVING THROUGH PESHMERGA-MANNED CHECKPOINT GROUP OF PESHMERGA GETTING WARM BY FIRE DAMAGED BUILDING
- Embargoed: 16th December 2016 15:55
- Keywords: war Iraq Islamic State torture detainee
- Location: FADILIYA, NINEVEH PLAIN, IRAQ
- City: FADILIYA, NINEVEH PLAIN, IRAQ
- Country: Iraq
- Reuters ID: LVA0015B1ZU4N
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Abdel Razzaq Jalal paused, visibly traumatised, as he told how Islamic State militants tortured him in a Mosul prison to force him to say he was a spy.
The ultra-hardline group arrested the 39-year-old in his village near Mosul in northern Iraq earlier this year, accusing him of spying for Kurdish forces.
After six nights and seven days of beatings, abuse and death threats, he says the militants let him go, after an Islamic State judge ruled there was not enough evidence to sentence him.
Jalal was lucky to escape with his life. Islamic State has executed scores of people it accused of spying in Mosul in recent weeks alone, as U.S.-backed Iraqi forces push further into its city stronghold.
Abdel Ilah Jassem's 25-year-old brother Iden was arrested at an Islamic State checkpoint just outside the village more than two years ago. He has not heard from him since.
"I went to a Daesh (Islamic State) police station. They said Iden had been killed and told me not to search for him. But when a group of detainees were released, I knew that they (IS militants) had been lying to me," said Jassem, 45, who lost his older brother in 1988 in the Iran-Iraq war, adding that he still has hope that his brother is still alive.
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