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  • Video: Iraqi Officials Hide Potential War Crime Evidence
    An incident on March 29, 2018, in which government workers removed about 80 bodies from a damaged house, raised suspicions of a cover-up of killings of possible Islamic State (also known as ISIS) suspects. Human Rights Watch observed the episode. Day…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Iraq: Displacement, Detention of Suspected “ISIS Families”

    Iraq: Displacement, Detention of Suspected “ISIS Families”

    (Erbil) – Iraqi forces have forcibly displaced at least 125 families said to have familial ties to affiliates of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS), Human Rights Watch said today.Sunni tribal groups (known as the Hashad al-Asha'ri), within th…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Chilcot Report: We Need to See Senior Figures Held Criminally Responsible for Iraq War Crimes

    Chilcot Report: We Need to See Senior Figures Held Criminally Responsible for Iraq War Crimes

    Sir John Chilcot's report on lessons to be learned from the 2003 invasion of Iraq has taken seven years to produce. David Cameron has said it should not be about "punishing" British soldiers, but holding senior people to account. However, 13 years of…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Sarah Leah Whitson
    Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of Human Rights Watch's Middle East and North Africa Division, oversees the work of the division in 19 countries, with staff located in 10 countries. She has led dozens of advocacy and investigative missions thr…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Iraq: Key Courts Improve ISIS Trial Procedures

    Iraq: Key Courts Improve ISIS Trial Procedures

    Expand An empty courtroom at Nineveh’s counterterrorism court in Tal Kayf, north of Mosul.  © 2018 AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo (Beirut) – Prosecu…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Iraq: ISIS Child Suspects Arbitrarily Arrested, Tortured

    Iraq: ISIS Child Suspects Arbitrarily Arrested, Tortured

    March 5, 2019Video ISIS Child Suspects Arbitrarily Arrested, Tortured in Iraq Children involved in armed conflict are entitled to rehabilit…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • “Everyone Must Confess”

    “Everyone Must Confess”

     Summary“Nasim” grew up in Mosul, Iraq, and attended school for five years until the Islamic State (ISIS) took control of the city in 2014. Nasim, who was 13 at the time, didn’t like the curriculum ISIS imposed in his school, so he dropped…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • ISIS Child Suspects Arbitrarily Arrested, Tortured in Iraq
    Iraqi and Kurdistan Regional Government authorities have charged hundreds of children with terrorism for alleged Islamic State (also known as ISIS) affiliation. The prosecutions are often based on dubious accusations and forced confessions obtained t…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Human Rights Watch Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women on Iraq
    We write in advance of the 74th pre-sessional review of the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) relating to Iraq’s compliance with the convention. This submission addresses issues related to articles 2,…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Some Child Soldiers Get Rehabilitation, Others Get Prison
    He was just a 14-year-old schoolboy when the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) took over his city, Mosul, in northern Iraq. His school soon shut down. With little else to do, he said, he joined ISIS to make money. He said he received twenty da…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

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  • newKurdish rebels say Kirkuk is set to fall – archive, 20 March 1991
    20 March 1991: Kurdish forces have almost completed the capture of the northern Iraqi oil town of KirkukKurdish rebels have almost completed the capture of the northern Iraqi oil town of Kirkuk, a Kurdish Democratic Party (KDP) spokesman said last ni…
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Mar 19, 1:30am -
  • The Guardian view on the Bloody Sunday prosecution: late but necessary | Editorial
    Northern Ireland’s director of public prosecutions is to charge one soldier with murder and attempted murder over the 1972 killings. But this is not just a question of historyIt is now approaching half a century since Bloody Sunday, when British tr…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 2:28pm -
  • Up to 3,000 Isis children living in 'extremely dire conditions'
    Unicef says numbers arriving from last enclave have overwhelmed Syrian campsAs many as 3,000 children born into Islamic State families are being housed in camps in north-east Syria, Unicef estimates, with many younger than six years old and living in…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Mar 19, 2:46pm -
  • Isis has my kids: I won't stop till I get them home to the US – video
    Four years ago, Bashir Shikder's wife Rashida flew from Florida to Syria with the couple's young children to join Isis, ignoring anguished Bashir's repeated pleas for her to return home. Now, after hearing news of his wife's death, and that his child…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Mar 19, 5:07am -
  • Don't let America turn North Korea into another Iraq | William M Arkin
    The news has taken on a theme: North Korea is only stringing the US along, and the controlled leaks feel very similar to what unfolded with Iraq in 2002The Trump-Kim breakup in Hanoi was almost as sudden as the engagement – a huge sigh of relief po…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Mar 19, 6:00am -
  • Babylonian treasure seized at Heathrow to be returned to Iraq
    Stone dating from second millennium BC was claimed to be ‘for home decoration’An attempt to smuggle a Babylonian treasure into Britain has been foiled after it was seized at Heathrow airport.The inscribed cuneiform stone antiquity, which is about…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Mar 19, 9:39am -
  • Those responsible for Syria’s agony must be brought to book, starting at the top
    Despite Russia blocking attempts to investigate Assad’s war crimes, there are glimmers of hopeThe final unravelling of the Islamic State’s evil caliphate exerts a horrible fascination. The jihadis committed many appalling crimes in Syria and Ira…
    - 11 days ago, 9 Mar 19, 9:00am -
  • MoD claim of one civilian death in Isis raids ridiculed
    RAF says 4,315 Isis fighters were killed or injured in airstrikes and just one civilianThe Ministry of Defence claim that the RAF killed only one civilian in thousands of airstrikes against Isis has been dismissed as ludicrous and “stretching credi…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Mar 19, 9:10am -
  • RAF says it harmed just one civilian out of 4,000 enemy fighters in Iraq and Syria
    Claim of almost completely avoiding civilian harm from airstrikes met with cynicism The Royal Air Force harmed just one civilian among more than 4,000 enemy fighters during just over four years of airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, the Ministry of Defence…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Mar 19, 4:43am -
  • The big picture: a surreal scene in the Iranian desert
    Gohar Dashti’s take on the aftermath of the Iran‑Iraq war captures her nation’s ongoing sense of traumaThe photographer Gohar Dashti was born in 1980 in Ahvaz, a city in south-west Iran, near the border with Iraq. For the first 10 years of her…
    - 17 days ago, 3 Mar 19, 2:00am -

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