Abu Ghraib to be turned into a museum

I’m not sure how many people are choosing Iraq as a travel destination, but when they do there will be a new museum to visit. According to the CBC, the infamous Abu Ghraib prison — which was used as a torture site during Saddam Hussein’s rule — is going to be turned into a museum.

The museum will chronicle the crimes committed under Hussein’s rule; government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said in a statement on Thursday that exhibits would include torture chambers and execution materials.

Abu Ghraib was first known as a torture site during Hussein’s rule but it also gained publicity in 2004 after photos depicting American soldiers abusing detainees were released. There was no mention in the official announcement whether the abuses by U.S. soldiers will be covered in the museum.

[Via World Hum]