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A necessary albeit harrowing reflection of the large scale oppression that the Kurds have faced. An inscription on one of the walls of the prison cells which I thought quite apt ~ "If a teardrop could be sold for money".
The museum is a grim reminder of what it means to live under a dictatorship where justice is rare and torture common place. It is also informative and provides an insight into the recent history of Iraqi Kurdistan. Perhaps the most chilling part is realising...More
Like any other prison-turned-museum, it's a heavy and dark place to visit. it does though give you the feel and a bit of understanding of what happened to Kurds here only a few decades ago...
Worth visiting indeed.
The place memories a bit of crime of previous regime against his oppositions its show some of awful touter but the questions is do the new pepole come to power learn and the lesson or they build a new places to prison any one not...More
In a world where we seem to be making the same mistakes again and again without learning from some horrendous periods in history, this place is a must visit for anyone in Suley.
Be warned, some of the places are heartwrenching and some are just...More
I love and hate this place, i love the activities and the idea .. i love how they remembered our beloved people i love how much they are active .. but what i dont like is I remember the sad memories :'(
This is one of the places I really wanted to visit, I think it was very educational and I got to know a lot more about what happened in this beautiful country. It was free for entry and you can if you want donate some...More
A raw place documenting the inhumanity of solitary confinement and institutionalised torture committed on the Kurdish people under Saddam Hussein. There are displays suitable for school children, but the prison building is very gritty, and affected me deeply. Prison blankets and inscriptions on walls convey...More