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FORMER TORTURE CENTER SULAIMANIYAH

Ferdinand Hennerbichler
Amna Suraka Prison / Museum Sulaimani
Red Intelligence (Security) Prison (Museum). Erected 1979 to house the security and intelligence apparatus of the former Saddam Hussein's regime in order to subdue Iraqi Kurds. Liberated 1991 and later turned into a Museum. Director Ako Ghareb, artist (writer & painter). One of the most brutal prisons, interrogation & torture centers, and dungeon of contemporary Iraq. Located in a former Ba'ath intelligence headquarters and prison in Sulaimaniyah, provincial capital of the Kurdistan Region Iraq. "Red" because of the red-like colour of the building. Symbol for Kurdistan Region Iraq's tortured past. Draws attention to brutal treatment of Iraqi Kurds in the past.