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Amnesty: Mass Execution of 21 Individuals "an Outrage"

By Amnesty International. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Mass execution of 21 individuals is an outrage Responding to the execution on Monday of 21 individuals in Iraq, including individuals allegedly affiliated to the Islamic State (IS) and convicted of terror-related charges, […]

Amnesty: "Security Forces Deliberately Killed Protesters"

By Amnesty International. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq: 3D reconstruction shows security forces deliberately killed protesters An exclusive new visual investigation by Amnesty International and SITU Research shows that Iraqi security forces intended to kill or severely maim dozens of protesters […]

Protest Death Toll Surges, Brutal Repression

By Amnesty International. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Protest death toll surges as security forces resume brutal repression Chilling eyewitness testimonies and verified video analysis by Amnesty International confirm that security forces have resumed their campaign of deadly violence against largely peaceful […]

Amnesty: End "Campaign of Terror" Targeting Protesters

By Amnesty International. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Iraqi authorities must step up to their responsibilities and take immediate and effective action to put an end to a growing lethal campaign of harassment, intimidation, abductions and deliberate killings of activists and […]

Amnesty: Horrific Scenes at Karbala Protests

By Amnesty International. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Horrific scenes as security forces resort to lethal force to disperse Karbala protests Iraqi security forces resorted yet again to excessive and unlawful lethal force to disperse crowds of largely peaceful protesters in the […]

Amnesty Accuses Iraq of Abusing Activists

By Amnesty International. Iraq: Stop security forces from threatening, forcibly disappearing and abusing activists The Iraqi authorities must immediately end a relentless campaign of intimidation and assault against activists in Baghdad and reveal the whereabouts of others, among them a doctor and a lawyer forcibly disappeared more than 10 days ago, Amnesty International said on […]

The Plight of Displaced Female-headed Families

By Amnesty International. Nobody wants us: The plight of displaced female-headed families in Iraq Amnesty International and other organizations have continuously documented the collective punishment of displaced families, especially female-headed families. Many are perceived as supporters of the Islamic State armed group (IS) due to factors outside their control - such as being related, however […]

Amnesty challenges Coalition Casualty Claims

By John Lee. Amnesty International has challenged a statement from the US-led Coalition in which it acknowledges at least 1,302 unintended civilian deaths during Operation Inherent Resolve. The organisation’s Senior Crisis Response Adviser, Donatella Rovera, said: “While all admissions of responsibility by the US-led Coalition for civilian casualties are welcome, the Coalition remains deeply in […]

"Draconian" Cybercrimes Law threatens Freedom of Expression

A new cybercrimes law that would impose heavy prison sentences and hefty fines against peaceful critics who express themselves online would be a devastating setback for freedom of expression in Iraq, Amnesty International has said. The organization has highlighted its serious concern over the draft “Law on Information Technology Crimes” in an open letter signed […]

Daesh’s Destructive Legacy Decimates Yezidi Farming

As part of its brutal campaign against northern Iraq’s Yezidi minority, the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS) committed war crimes and crimes against humanity when it sabotaged irrigation wells and destroyed other farming infrastructure, Amnesty International said in a new report. A year after Iraq’s government declared military victory over IS, Dead Land: […]

Internet Shutdowns Cost Iraq $40m/day

By John Lee. An Iraqi government block on internet access is reportedly costing the country $40 million per day in lost business, sales and opportunities. The estimate is from the COST tool, based on the Brookings Institution economic impact methodology for internet shutdowns, using data collected by the NetBlocks internet shutdown observatory in collaboration with […]

Internet Cut "to Stop Protesters Posting Images"

By Amnesty International. Internet Cut to Stop Protesters Posting Images of Security Force Attacks Amnesty International has learned that the Iraqi authorities have disabled internet access shortly before the security forces have attacked - and in some cases killed - people protesting over unemployment and inadequate government services across the south of the country. In […]