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Release All Kidnapped and Detained Peaceful Activists

Click to expand Image Protesters marching in Al-Tahrir Square Tunnel…
Protesters marching in Al-Tahrir Square Tunnel in Baghdad, Iraq.
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Videos of Soldiers’ Alleged Beatings, Extrajudicial Killings

(Beirut) – Four videos allegedly filmed in west Mosul appear to show Iraqi soldiers and federal police beating and extrajudicially killing detainees, Human Rights Watch said today. All four videos were published on Facebook on July 11 and 12, 2017, by an…
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Human Rights situation in Iraq and Yemen

Six months ago, the Human Rights Council adopted a deeply flawed, one-sided resolution on the human rights situation in Iraq, failing to address the necessity of holding pro-government militias and volunteer fighters accountable for the atrocities they…
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Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, December 12, 2014

Chairman Wolf, Chairman McGovern, members of the Commission: thank you for inviting me to testify today. This is an important hearing.
 
 I would like to share some insights from my recent trip to Iraq where the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham,…
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22nd Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council on the human rights situation in Iraq
 
 Human Rights Watch welcomes the HRC's attention to the crisis in Iraq and to that end supports a resolution calling on all parties to cease fighting and…
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On August 19, 2009, coordinated truck bombings in Baghdad killed at least 95 civilians and wounded about 600 others.  On August 10, two truck bombings in northern Iraq and a series of bomb attacks in Baghdad left at least 48 civilians dead and about 250…
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27-30 November 2007 (94th Session)

Human Rights Watch delivered a statement at the 2007 Council meeting (94th Session) of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and its Member States expressing its continued committment to working with the Council and IOM to ensure that…
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Testimony of Bill Frelick before the Congressional Human Rights Caucus

Bill Frelick delivered testimony at the November 15, 2007, member briefing of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus. The briefing updated Caucus members on the situation of the estimated 4.4 million Iraqi refugees and internally displaced persons in the…
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Human Rights Watch Statement

The guilty verdict in the trial of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and seven other defendants for crimes against humanity against inhabitants of the Iraqi town of Dujail is undermined by serious flaws in the proceedings, according to research…
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September 19, 2006

Human Rights Watch is very concerned about reports concerning the removal of Judge Abdullah al-Amiri, presiding judge in the on-going trial of Saddam Hussein and others for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. This appears to be improper…
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Briefing to the 60th Session of the UN Commission on Human Rights

In its annual resolution on torture, the Commission on Human Rights should reaffirm the absolute obligation of states not to return (“refouler”) a person to a country where he or she is at risk of being subjected to torture or other cruel or inhuman…
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Memorandum to June 24 International Donors Meeting

Human Rights Watch calls on the international donors meeting for Iraq on 24 June to ensure human rights protection is a central element of Iraq's reconstruction and rehabilitation.
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Memorandum to June 24 International Donors Meeting

Human Rights Watch calls on the international donors meeting for Iraq on 24 June to ensure human rights protection is a central element of Iraq's reconstruction and rehabilitation.