This report was researched and written by Nicholas Howen, consultant for Human Rights Watch. Juliette Abu-Iyun, consultant, and Miranda Sissons, researcher for the Middle East and North Africa division, conducted additional research. The report was edited by Hanny Megally, executive director, and Joe Stork, Washington director of the Middle East and North Africa division, and Human Rights Watch Program Director Malcolm Smart. Wilder Taylor, legal and policy director of Human Rights Watch, provided legal review. Production assistance was provided by James Darrow, associate for the Middle East and North Africa division; Jonathan Horowitz and Maura Dundon, associates for the Program division; Patrick Minges, publications director, and Amin Khair, executive network administrator. Laila Tomkinson provided research assistance.
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