Falluja detainees ‘tortured by Shia militias’

The Iraqi government has been urged to investigate allegations that civilians detained during the battle for Falluja have been tortured by Shia militiamen.

An Anbar provincial council member told the BBC that hundreds were held as government forces fought Islamic State militants in the suburb of Saqlawiya.

Those released showed signs of severe torture, Sheikh Raja al-Issawi said.

Four people died as a result of their injuries and others were in a critical condition in hospital, he added.

What sort of “peace” are we expecting?