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Iraq Authorities Acknowledge Horrific Prison Overcrowding

Several members of Iraq’s parliament and the province’s deputy governor visited prisons near Mosul, Iraq, calling what they found a “humanitarian catastrophe.” This happened two days after Human Rights Watch (HRW) released research detailing the horrible conditions of the prisons, which hold terrorism suspects. Immediately after our report release, local authorities claimed Human Rights Watch’s […]

Water Crisis in Basra

By John Lee. Iraqi authorities have failed to ensure for almost 30 years that Basra residents have sufficient safe drinking water, resulting in on-going health concerns, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released today. The situation culminated in an acute water crisis that sent at least 118,000 people to hospital in 2018 and […]