The former Iraqi prime minister, Iyad Allawi, has called for immediate action against human rights abuses.
Such abuses are as bad today as they were under Saddam Hussein, Mr Allawi told UK newspaper The Observer.
Militias were operating with impunity within the Interior Ministry, torturing and killing Iraqis in secret bunkers.
He warned the militias had infiltrated the police and other institutions, and their influence could spread like a disease throughout the government.
Refresh my memory, please.
These casualties were for what purpose?