Sep 15, 2010

Amnesty International releases new report focusing on detentions and disappearances in Iraq


UNPO members amongst those cited in document                                                                                                                                                         


On Monday September 13, Amnesty International released a report on the situation in Iraq concerning the detention and disappearance of individuals, which includes those from UNPO members Iraqi Kurdistan and Iraqi Turkmen. Iraqi Kurdistan in particular, it was noted in the report, has seen numerous people unlawfully detained, tortured and ‘disappeared’ due to alleged links to pro-Kurdish groups. UNPO strongly condemns any violations carried out against individuals by authorities and external partners. Such actions are abuses of  human rights as denoted by international law, as well as infringements on the rights of communities to express their cultural and political desires by peaceful and democratic means.    

Click here to read the report (pdf)