Committee 29’s Dark Legacy: Iraqi Government Confirms Torture and Extortion by Former Anti-Corruption Body
Committee 29, once hailed as Iraq’s beacon of anti-corruption, is now under scrutiny as investigations reveal a sinister legacy of torture and extortion. The Iraqi government has confirmed these allegations and is taking steps towards accountability and justice. Discover the chilling details of the human rights abuses perpetrated by Committee 29 and the ongoing efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice.
A flagship anti-corruption drive under the tenure of U.S.-backed Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi used incommunicado detention, torture and sexual violence to extract confessions from senior Iraqi officials and businessmen, according to a nine-month investigation by The Washington Post.
The death of Qassim Hamoud Mansour Alzerjawi , a former official who was detained by Committee 29, a Iraqi government task force that was found to be unconstitutional by the supreme court of Iraq after revelations of possible human rights violations among others.
The deputy director of the Najaf Airport was tortured, which raises significant questions about the anti-corruption tactics employed in Iraq and emphasizes the critical need for accountability and respect for human rights.