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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: Confining Families With Alleged ISIS Ties Unlawful

    Iraq: Confining Families With Alleged ISIS Ties Unlawful

    (Baghdad) – The Iraqi government should reject a plan that would unlawfully detain families with perceived Islamic State (also known as ISIS) affiliation, Human Rights Watch said today. In early 2019, Iraq’s Implementation and Follow Up National…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Iraq: Torture Persists in Mosul Jail

    Iraq: Torture Persists in Mosul Jail

    Expand In its August 2018 report on Faisaliya detention facility, Human Rights Watch interviewed Mahmoud who said he was hung in the “bazoona” position at least six times while…
    - 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 -

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  • newRefugee jailed for smuggling injured niece into UK reunited with family
    Home Office releases Najat Ibrahim Ismail, an Iraqi Kurd who faced deportation three timesA man who brought his baby niece to the UK from a French refugee camp after she sustained serious burns has been released from detention and reunited with his f…
    - 18 hours ago, 25 May 19, 5:19am -
  • Corbyn and Blair – a tale of two treacheries? | Letters
    Readers take sides on Gary Younge’s argument that people who stuck with Labour over the Iraq war should not now abandon it over BrexitI agree with the point Gary Younge is making (Don’t give up on Labour now. It’s been much worse than this, 17…
    - 6 days ago, 19 May 19, 1:06pm -
  • ExxonMobil evacuates foreign staff from Iraqi oilfield
    Oil firm’s decision comes as regional fears grow of potential US-Iran conflictThe US oil company ExxonMobil has reportedly evacuated all of its foreign staff from an oilfield west of Basra, in Iraq, and is flying them to Dubai.The move came after t…
    - 8 days ago, 18 May 19, 9:34am -
  • Iran tells Middle East militias: prepare for proxy war
    Exclusive: Top military leader delivers message at Baghdad meeting as tensions riseIran’s most prominent military leader has recently met Iraqi militias in Baghdad and told them to “prepare for proxy war”, the Guardian has learned.Two senior in…
    - 9 days ago, 16 May 19, 2:17pm -
  • UK raises threat level for British forces in Iraq and Gulf
    Move comes as UK seeks to repair breach with US after disagreement over Iranian threatBritain raised the threat level for its forces in Iraq and the Gulf on Thursday, as the UK repaired a breach with the United States which had erupted earlier this w…
    - 9 days ago, 16 May 19, 2:05pm -
  • The Guardian view on prosecuting war crimes: no one is above the law | Editorial
    The new defence secretary ought to understand that the rule of law can only be upheld by observing itThe limelight was always going to be on Penny Mordaunt as defence secretary. A Brexiter accused by the last prime minister of lying to win, she is no…
    - 10 days ago, 15 May 19, 7:01pm -
  • Germany and Netherlands halt training schemes in Iraq as tensions rise
    Moves follow US embassy in Baghdad ordering all but emergency staff to leaveGermany and the Netherlands have suspended their military training programmes in Iraq because of a perceived security threat in the wake of rising US-Iranian tensions in the…
    - 11 days ago, 15 May 19, 11:32am -
  • No increased Iran threat in Syria or Iraq, top British officer says, contradicting US
    Deputy commander of anti-Isis coalition rebuts White House justification for sending troopsThe top British general in the US-led coalition against Isis has said there is no increased threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq or Syria, directly contra…
    - 11 days ago, 14 May 19, 7:34pm -
  • Mordaunt to give veterans amnesty for battle crimes
    Defence secretary to consult on proposals for offences committed over 10 years agoThe new defence secretary has promised to introduce an amnesty on historical prosecutions for military veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan and anywhere else around…
    - 11 days ago, 14 May 19, 7:01pm -
  • Navy Seal's lawyers received emails embedded with tracking software
    Prosecutors in case of Navy Seal charged with killing Isis prisoner allegedly tried to track who was leaking information to the mediaMilitary prosecutors in the case of a US navy Seal charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in Iraq in 2017 ins…
    - 12 days ago, 13 May 19, 1:33pm -

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