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The threat from ISIS militants on Tuz Khurmatu has been "removed," Iraqi security forces declared, announcing progress in their operation against the ... A Rudaw field investigation, plus international organizations such as the United Nations and Amnesty International found evidence of human rights ...
Baghdad: Iraqi security forces, peshmerga and Shiite-dominated paramilitaries have launched a military offensive against Daesh fighters and Kurdish ... Amnesty International said that "hundreds of homes and shops in Kurdish-majority neighborhoods were looted, set on fire and destroyed," during the ...

His beloved oud - a Middle Eastern member of the lute family - had helped Hussein through what he calls the "misery" of war in Iraq. ... "Help Hussein make music again," read a crowdfunding appeal circulated on social media by journalist Brian Ging, Amnesty International's Irem Arf and Maria Serrano, ...
Another four told Amnesty International they would be expelled to Iraq on Thursday. Meanwhile, supporters on Wednesday said prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim, who lost his citizenship and remains under house arrest in Bahrain, has returned to a local hospital for surgery. Sheikh Maytham ...
Bahrain has expelled four citizens to Iraq after their nationality was revoked, said Amnesty International today. Brothers Ismail and Ibrahim Darwish were expelled to Iraq at 9am on Sunday (28 January), followed by Adnan Kamal and Habib Darwish on Monday. Four other people - Mohammed Ali, Abdul ...
Jewish organizations in Britain have been angered by Amnesty International U.K.'s decision to cancel a joint event on Israel at its London .... CEO Simon Johnson told the crowd 'The United Nations has once again shown its obsession with Israel at a time when there has been slaughter in Syria and Iraq.'".

Amnesty International frequently condemned Iraq's mass executions and allege that confessions are occasionally taken from prisoners through the use of threats and torture. Other human rights groups, including the United Nations, say efforts by Iraqi authorities to speed up the implementation of death sentences can lead to ...
Amnesty International was one of the first organizations to conduct an in-depth investigation of the violations that occurred in Tuz Khurmatu on and soon after 16 October, when Iraqi forces supported by the Popular Mobilizations Units (PMU) took control of the city. The UN followed up by undertaking two ...
According to Amnesty International, China, Iran and Iraq are the top countries to carry out executions, issuing death sentences after "unfair trials." According to Kurdistan human rights Association, at least 530 people were executed by Iran's authorities in 2016. According to Amnesty's statistics, Iran carried ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region -- Some in the Shiite-dominated Iraqi paramilitary forces who served essentially as reserves for the Iraqi Army in the ISIS war are ... of recruiting minors to fight, forced displacements, and summary executions by watchdogs like Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International.
This week in Iraq: rights organisations denounce mass executions while British soldiers found responsible for abuses in High Court. ... The mass execution was denounced by influential rights organisation Amnesty International, which said it was the second such large-scale killing by the Iraqi authorities in ...
Sistani Calls for PMUs to Merge with ISF; U.S. Troops in Iraq 'Long-Term' - On December 15, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani called on Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units to ... AP generated the estimate from reports by Airwars, Amnesty International, Iraq Body Count, civilian reporting, and the Mosul morgue.
We are demanding transparency and an honest public account of the true cost to civilians from this war, as well as an immediate investigation by US-led coalition and Iraqi forces into the violations and unlawful attacks documented by Amnesty International and other independent groups during the battle for ...
"By carrying out yet another mass execution, the second in the span of three months, the Iraqi authorities have once again displayed a blatant disregard for human life and dignity. "In the wake of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's declaration of victory over the armed group calling itself the Islamic State (IS) on ...
According to the local authority in Iraq, the executed man had links with ISIS and al-Qaida. The mass execution was the biggest in Iraq since September, when 42 Sunni Muslims were sentenced for terror related crimes. Amnesty International has criticised the legal process in Iraq. "Iraq is one of the five ...
Iraq says it has hanged, in a mass execution, 38 jihadist militants convicted of terrorism offences. The justice ministry said they were all members of so-called Islamic State (IS). The death sentences were carried out in a prison in the southern city of Nasiriyah. However, international advocacy groups have ...
In late November, Amnesty International (AI) released a report, which stated that at least 5,805 civilians were killed by "relentless unlawful attacks by Iraqi government forces and members of the US-led coalition." A September report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) pointed out that "the high civilian death toll ...

A new study finds roughly half of all U.S. veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan need mental healthcare--but aren't getting it. The congressionally mandated report by the National Academies of sciences, engineering, and Medicine finds staffing shortages and bureaucracy at the VA leaves many vets ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region -- Kurdistan's peshmerga ministry has refuted recent claims by an Iraqi commander of a joint operation to clear ISIS ... to establish a multi-ethnic committee to investigate events in Tuz Khurmatu after international organizations like Amnesty International and also Rudaw's own ...
Amnesty International reported in January that the militias "continued to use a wide range of arms and ammunition to commit or facilitate serious human ... The report urged Iraq's authorities to implement effective command and control over paramilitary militias by Iraqi armed forces, and establish effective ...
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has "demanded that Kurdish leaders ... Iran, and Iraq to coordinate a joint response to the Kurdish referendum. ... Amnesty International reports that the men arrested have been forced to ...
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) - Iraq's military prepared Saturday to take control of the .... Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International also urged Egypt, a majority Muslim ...
The fighters were within 20 metres of each other and the Iraqi forces found ... Amnesty International has previously expressed serious concerns ...
"Yesterday's mass execution is a shocking display of the Iraqi authorities' resort to the death penalty to try to show they are responding to ...
"Today's mass execution is a shocking display of the Iraqi authorities' resort to the death penalty to try to show they are responding to security ...
Amnesty International has documented a range of serious violations of international humanitarian law carried out by IS as well as Iraqi ...
IRBIL, Iraq -- Proving it's not too old for new tricks, an aging A-10 attack ... A July Amnesty International report said coalition and Iraqi forces ...
human rights group Amnesty International says 141 countries ... Iraq more than tripled its executions as it continued to battle ISIS, while Egypt ...
Tariq Ramadan: As Muslims Condemn Spain Attack, Americans Must Denounce U.S. Killings in Syria, Iraq. This is a .... And what is said, the report of Amnesty International is just showing how ... What about the Iraqi people?
Beirut -- Amnesty International said on Thursday a US-led ... civilian casualties in its bombing runs against Daesh in both Syria and Iraq, and ...
Despite the great cost, Iraqi authorities are doing little, it seems, ... Nicolette Waldman, head Iraq researcher at Amnesty International, said that ...
Survivors also told Amnesty International that coalition forces have been ... in Syria and Iraq are believed have been unintentionally killed by its ...
Nicolette Waldman, head Iraq researcher at Amnesty International, said that ... Noting the use of ground-fired "Grad" rockets by Iraqi forces in western Mosul, ...
With battles against ISIS grinding on in both Iraq and Syria, U.S. Secretary of Defense ... It's not clear it's having much effect because the Iraqi Kurds say, well, we're not really ... It's a new report from Amnesty International.
Civilian casualties have also been an issue for the US-led coalition in Iraq. The monitoring group Airwars said it had received claims that as ...
Flanked by military commanders, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi was in the ... according to Amnesty International -- 40,000 according to an anonymous Iraqi ... More than a million Iraqis were killed in this nation-building ...
"We welcome the setting up of the judicial commission and its mandate to investigate alleged violations of international humanitarian and ...
burn pits 360 and Amnesty International are hosting a bipartisan congressional briefing about the toxic exposures in Iraq and Afghanistan as a ...
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) An Iraqi Army division trained by the United ... to the 16th Division pending Iraq's full investigation of the allegations and ... rebuking Amnesty International for accusing his troops of breaches during ...
WE are baffled that Amnesty International, AI, a highly reputable international human rights watchdog, has continued to pass up golden ...
The Iraqi town of Tal Afar and was reportedly reclaimed from ISIS on ... Last week, Amnesty International (AI) released a report highlighting ...
Friday in Geneva, as part of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the human rights Council adopted, at midday, the final documents resulting from the UPR for ...
Rep. Paul Cook, R-Yucca Valley, really wants to stand up to the Russians, seemingly as though he's trying to relive the glories of the Cold War, when simplistic narratives about the world were easier to come by.
The people and governments of countries like Iraq, Libya, Yemen and Afghanistan would be wishing they have the good fortunes of Nigeria.
FOOTPRINTS OF MEMORY: This exhibition at Amnesty International's Shoreditch offices is raising awareness of people - particularly students - who have disappeared in Mexico in recent years.
Nureddin, a Toronto geologist, was detained by Syrian officials in December 2003 as he crossed the border from Iraq, where he was visiting family.
"When I close my eyes, all I see is being with my father again," Alan Mohamed told me when I met him for the first time in a refugee camp near Athens last July.
"More than 4 million refugees from Syria are in just five countries: Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt," Amnesty International said in a report published in December 2015. "Lebanon hosts approximately 1.2 million ... "With the onset of winter and ...
... with annual report recently. CSIS prefers to stick with the tired trope that all terrorism springs from internecine bloodletting in the Syrian and Iraqi deserts. ... The spy agency has also remained mum on whether the numbers include non-Muslim ...
"As long as this hateful policy remains, it will continue to be fought in courts while thoUSAnds of people and families are trapped in uncertainty," said Margaret Huang, executive director Amnesty International USA. "This decision against the ban tells ...


 

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