Scott Horton Interviews Samer Muscati
Samer Muscati, Iraq and UAE researcher for Human Rights Watch, discusses the rampant torture of prisoners in Iraqi prisons; how Prime Minister Maliki effectively runs the entire government’s security apparatus, while vacancies remain in the important ministries of defense, national security and the interior; the continuity of torture from Saddam Hussein, to US and British occupation forces, to sectarian militias, and now Maliki’s government; and Iraq’s significant oil revenues that are squandered or stolen instead of being spent on crucial public services.
MP3 here. (19:44)
Samer Muscati is a professional photographer and works as the Iraq and UAE researcher for Human Rights Watch.