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An important piece of Kurdish history

A necessary albeit harrowing reflection of the large scale oppression that the Kurds have faced. An... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Harry S
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Must See in Sulaimanyah

You need to see this place to get a glimpse of what the Iraqi Kurds been through. Not super well... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
Muhammad F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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".

Thank Harry S
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

You need to see this place to get a glimpse of what the Iraqi Kurds been through. Not super well presented, but the case and the material are super worthy of visiting.

Thank Muhammad F
Reviewed 25 May 2018

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

Thank Robin R
Reviewed 5 April 2018

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.

1  Thank Anastasija_anarid
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Abbas A
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

One of the most sadest places that I have ever seen, it can give you brief about the Kurdish history

Thank Mohammed S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

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

2  Thank Caitlin M
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

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 :'(

Thank Hana B
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

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

3  Thank lahh1
Reviewed 18 January 2017

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

1  Thank Elke W
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