Iraq’s prison system showcases the country’s democratic failures, with overcrowded and under-resourced facilities, rampant abuse and torture, and unjust detention of women and children. These conditions not only result in dire consequences for the prisoners but also fuel potential future terrorism risks.
International reports highlights the continued human rights crisis in Iraq, with torture, unfair trials, and attacks on civilians still rampant. The lack of accountability for these abuses further perpetuates the cycle of violence and impunity. Urgent actions are needed to protect human rights and ensure justice for the people of Iraq.
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.
Bahaa Abdul Hadi’s Unlawful Arrest, Torture & Incarceration Raises Significant Legal & Human Rights Issues & Concerns in Iraq
The disturbing case of Bahaa Abdul Hadi and the ease with which he was wrongfully accused and tortured casts strong doubts regarding the legitimacy of the Iraqi legal system, amid broader concerns for human rights violations, democracy and international law.
A young Iraqi man named Hassan Muhammad Aswad was arrested and tortured by the Iraqi Federal Police Intelligence before being released without any charges, local media in Iraq reported on Thursday.
The Iraqi Bar Association condemned the killing of the Iraqi citizen Hisham Muhammad Hashem Al-Khazali, during his arrest, and the beating and torture of him by employees of the Directorate of Combating Crime in Basra.
A new report by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) documents how in the absence of effective legal mechanisms holding perpetrators accountable, Iraqi civil society activists continue to face torture in detention.
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 troubling case of tortured human rights campaigner Shahab Al-Yasiri has prompted questions about the wider implications for democracy, human rights, and international law.
Hassan Muhammad Aswad’s injuries and torture serve as a terrible reminder of the widespread human rights abuses that continue to take place today.