Museum for al-Qaeda victims to be created in former organization's prison
A council in Iraqi province of Diyala supported an idea to create a museum and to erect a monument to victims of al-Qaeda in a building, which was earlier used as a prison for people kidnapped by the international terrorist organization, a source in the Iraqi city of Baqubah's administration said.
The idea for museum belongs to an owner of the building, whose family leaved the house and moved to Jordan after the war in Iraq in 2003, RIA Novosti reported.
"In the abandoned by us house al-Qaeda organized a prison and tortured innocent people," the owner of the house said. "Now everything in the house reminds us of violence, it is all full of horror," he continued. "I believe that we must remember that terrible time."
Kidnapped and kept hostage people from different Iraqi provinces were brought in this house, a local resident said. "Here was the main court and the main prison of Al-Qaeda, known today as 'a death prison'," he added.
Copies of the victims' documents, as well as instruments of torture, will be given to the museum of al-Qaeda victims of in Baqubah, a Diyala province administration representative said.
According to UN, 11,000 terrorist acts were registered only in 2009, killing 15,000 people and leaving over 32,000 injured and more than 10,500 seized hostages.