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A federal judge in California ruled on April 21 that the Iraqi extradition case against Omar Ameen, a resettled refugee in the U.S., was based on an alleged series of events that is "simply not plausible." The evidence the government presented, Judge…
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Bill Would Have Criminalized Wide Range of Peaceful Expression

In a win for online freedom in Iraq, in February the Iraqi parliament said it will stop pushing forward a cybercrimes draft law until after it is amended so that it protects rather than infringes upon free speech. As it stood, the law would have allowed…
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Submission to the UN Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons

This submission is based on Human Rights Watch research on human rights issues impacting older women,[1] including domestic violence, abuse, and neglect in residential institutions for older people, abuses during armed conflict, and health disparities…
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UK nationals committed abuses in Iraq after 2003 on a significant scale. The International Criminal Court’s Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) Final Report on the UK and Iraq on December 9 is the latest official report to find that members of UK armed forces…
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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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Lack of Action After Torching of TV Station Raises Fresh Fears for Reporters’ Safety

Click to expand Image The office of Dijlah TV station in Baghdad was…
The office of Dijlah TV station in Baghdad was badly damaged after it was torched by protesters on August 31, 2020.