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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: Lethal Force Used Against Protesters

    Iraq: Lethal Force Used Against Protesters

    Expand Mourners carry the flag-draped coffin of a protester killed during a demonstration in Najaf, October 8, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo/Anmar Khalil (…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Submission to the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women on Iraq
    We write in advance of the 74th session 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, 3, 10, 15 an…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Live Rounds Fired at Deadly Iraq Protests: Daily Brief
    Several killed as protests sweep Iraq; court rules that Northern Ireland's abortion law breaches human rights; Guinea bans streets protests; Russian military court jails blogger, while two journalists also face jail time; children with disabilities…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Iraq: Appeals Courts Ignoring Torture Claims

    Iraq: Appeals Courts Ignoring Torture Claims

    Expand Presidency of the Federal Court of Cassation of Baghdad © 2019 SABAH ARAR/AFP/Getty Image (Beirut) – A close study of appeals court decis…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Arabs Not Allowed Home

    Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Arabs Not Allowed Home

    Expand A destroyed home near Ashqala al-Sagheer village in Hamdaniya, July 2019. Hasansham camp is in the background. © 2019 Belkis Wille/Human Rights Watch…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Iraq: Camps Expel Over 2,000 People Seen As ISIS-Linked

    Iraq: Camps Expel Over 2,000 People Seen As ISIS-Linked

    Expand Government buses waiting to move families from one camp in Anbar governate to another during a previous wave of camp closures in December 2018.  © 201…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

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  • Former UK army chief supports veterans' protection from prosecution
    Gen Lord Dannatt expressed dismay at removal of proposed law from forthcoming Queen’s speechA former head of the British army said he was “very disappointed” at reports that legislation to protect military veterans from prosecution has been rem…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Oct 19, 7:18am -
  • Betrayed yet again, the Kurds need our support | Letters
    Frances O’Grady says Trump’s behaviour over Syria should be a cautionary tale, Ken Webb points out that America has betrayed Kurdish people before, DBC Reed recalls how they were cheated out of their homeland after the first world war, and Trevor…
    - 4 days ago, 11 Oct 19, 12:21pm -
  • 'On the edge of a humanitarian catastrophe': Turkish offensive begins
    People in Kurdish northern Syria begin fleeing opening salvos of attack as fears of ground offensive mountWhen the first shell thudded to earth, the people of Ras al-Ayn were ready. So long had the buildup been – and so heated the warnings – that…
    - 5 days ago, 9 Oct 19, 2:55pm -
  • Spread the word: the Iraqis translating the internet into Arabic
    Ameen al-Jaleeli and a team of student translators are working to empower people with knowledgeWhen Islamic State overran the Iraqi city of Mosul, human life was not the only thing in peril. Knowledge was, too.Fortunately, Ameen al-Jaleeli understood…
    - 7 days ago, 8 Oct 19, 3:00am -
  • Iraq protests blamed on 'malicious hands' as death toll passes 100
    Interior ministry spokesman denies claims security forces clashed with demonstratorsAn Iraqi interior ministry spokesman has said an investigation is underway to determine how protesters were shot dead during six days of unrest that have killed m…
    - 8 days ago, 6 Oct 19, 9:48pm -
  • In Iraq, religious ‘pleasure marriages’ are a front for child prostitution
    BBC investigation exposes Shia clerics in Baghdad advising men on how to abuse girlsI’m walking through the security cordon that leads into Kadhimiyah, one of Shia Islam’s holiest sites. I’m in a queue, along with dozens of pilgrims who have co…
    - 9 days ago, 6 Oct 19, 4:22am -
  • Iraq protests: UN demands end to violence as death tolls nears 100
    Five days of anti-government demonstrations across the country have left at least 99 dead and thousands woundedThe UN has called for an end to the violence in Iraq after five days of anti-government rallies left nearly 100 people dead, mainly protest…
    - 9 days ago, 5 Oct 19, 8:52pm -
  • Iraqi cleric appeals for calm as forces face off with protesters
    At least 44 dead and hundreds injured after four days of anti-government demonstrations Protesters have defied nationwide curfews in parts of Iraq, taking to the streets in increasing numbers and facing off with security forces in ever more deadly co…
    - 11 days ago, 4 Oct 19, 2:05pm -
  • Iraq protests: police open fire on demonstrators as death toll rises – video
    Security forces in Iraq opened fire on protesters in Baghdad despite the prime minister's plea for calm and promise of reform. The protests, which have been fuelled by rage over poor living standards and alleged corruption, have escalated by the day…
    - 11 days ago, 4 Oct 19, 11:29am -
  • Corruption won't be solved by 'wishing it away', Iraqi government warned
    Iraq PM’s adviser claims violent protests can only be addressed by tackling corruption head-onA head-on confrontation with institutionalised corruption among Iraqi politicians is the only way to address the protests gripping the country, a senior a…
    - 12 days ago, 3 Oct 19, 1:33pm -

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