Image copyright: © Australian War Memorial licensed copyright,
|Object type||Colour - Film original transparency (positive) 35mm|
|Place made||Iraq: Baghdad|
|Date made||28 April 2003|
|Copyright holder||Gittoes & Dalton Productions Pty Ltd|
|Copying provision||Copy provided for personal non-commercial use|
Partly uncovered human remains at Abu Ghraib prison, on the outskirts of Baghdad. Hundreds, possibly thousands, of political prisoners were executed or tortured at Abu Ghraib by Saddam Hussein’s regime. Australian artist George Gittoes visited the prison on 28 April 2003. Relatives of people who had been killed were searching for the remains of loved ones. They found bodies, hastily buried in a garden and vegetable patch. Coalition forces eventually found 993 unmarked graves at the prison, which was subsequently used by American forces to hold alleged insurgents.