Jakob Kellenberger, the ICRC President, said he hoped the visit to Fort Suse near Sulaimaniya in October would lead to a comprehensive agreement for access to the estimated 30,000-35,000 prisoners held by Iraqi authorities.
"We were able to make the visit a few weeks ago. We are still in negotiations with them on an agreement," Kellenberger told a news conference.
The humanitarian agency had already visited some 20,000 prisoners held by American forces and semi-autonomous Kurdish authorities in the north and had been seeking access to all Iraqi-run prisons, including those under the Shia-led Interior Ministry, for more than a year.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 07 Aralık 2007, 11:19