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UN: Arbitrary Detention of Foreign Businessmen in Iraq

By John Lee. The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has concluded that Australian engineer Robert Pether and Egyptian engineer Khalid Radwan were "arbitrarily detained on discriminatory grounds", and demanded their immediate release. The pair have been detained in Iraq since April 2021, following a contract dispute relating to the construction of the new Central […]

Video: Friend of Robert Pether makes a Desperate Plea

By John Lee. 60 Minutes Australia has broadcast what it describes as a desperate plea from a close friend of engineer Robert Pether. Australian citizen Robert Pether and his Egyptian colleague Khalid Radwan, who have been detained in Iraq since early April, have reportedly been found guilty of fraud, and sentenced to five years in […]

Engineers Still Held Without Charge in Iraq

By John Lee. Australian citizen Robert Pether and his Egyptian colleague Khalid Radwan are reportedly still being held without charge in Iraq, following a contract dispute relating to the construction of the new Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) head office in Baghdad. The pair were detained in early April, having allegedly been tricked into traveling […]