The discovery last month of a prison in Baghdad where torture was routine wasn’t just a bombshell in the Iraqi press. The prison – first reported by the Los Angeles Times and followed by a scathing Human Rights Watch report – is a warning sign for anyone putting money into Iraq which, according to numerous recent reports, still allows for torturing of suspects.
Security has improved and violence has fallen to levels not seen since 2004, but foreign companies investing in the country still face an array of operational and reputational risks – from security problems, to labor disputes, to government human rights abuses.
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