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HRW: Thousands Detained in Degrading Conditions

Iraq: Thousands Detained, Including Children, in Degrading Conditions Nineveh’s extremely overcrowded detention facilities are holding thousands of prisoners in Iraq, most on terrorism charges, for extended periods in conditions so degrading that they amount to ill-treatment. The authorities should ensure that prisoners are not held in inhuman conditions and that there is a clear legal […]

HRW: “Torture Persists in Mosul Jail”

Iraqi officers have committed torture at a detention facility in Mosul at least through early 2019, months after Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported on the abuses and shared information about those responsible, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. The Iraqi government did not respond to two Human Rights Watch letters requesting an update on steps […]