In December 2003, a woman prisoner inside Abu Ghraib smuggled out a note about the abuse inside. She described women being raped by U.S. guards and being forced to strip naked in front of men. This courageous woman is known only as Noor.
Most of the women at Abu Ghraib were arrested as means of pressuring their husbands to provide information. Since their release, many of these women have ?disappeared? and they may likely be dead. It is possible that they were killed because they were raped.
We hold the U.S. government responsible for the war crimes which all prisoners at Abu Ghraib suffered. We dedicate this issue of the The Fire Inside to Noor and her sister prisoners and the brave efforts they made to bring these atrocities to the attention of the world.