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Iraq: Kurdish journalist Bakhtiar Haddad killed in Mosul by explosive device

2017-06-21

Iraqi Kurdish journalist Bakhtiar Haddad died on 19 June 2017 after an explosive device went off in Mosul, injuring three French journalists at the same time. One of them, Stéphane Villeneuve,…

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Iraq: NRT director and journalist arrested following report

2017-06-06

Update: Iraq: On 05 June 2017, the Investigation Court in Kalar ordered the release of journalist Awat Ali, director of Kurdish-language NRT, on bail of six million Iraqi dinars (USD$5160). 2017-06-05…

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Iraq: Parliament postpones vote on draft law on freedom of expression and peaceful demonstration after popular protests

2017-05-17

On 13 May 2017, the relevant parliamentary committees decided to postpone the vote on Iraq’s draft law on freedom of expression and peaceful demonstration for an indefinite period, following widespread…

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Iraq: Hanaa Edwar selected as Defender of Human Rights & Freedom of Expression for May 2017

2017-05-16

(Cairo, Beirut - 16 May 2017) The Arabic Network for Human Rights Information (ANHRI), Maharat Foundation, and the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), in cooperation with IFEX, have selected prominent…

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Iraq: Journalist Afrah Shawki released after being kidnapped and held for over a week

2017-01-04

The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) welcomes the news that independent Iraqi journalist Afrah Shawki has been freed more than a week after being kidnapped by an armed group from her home in Baghdad,…

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Iraq: Kidnapping of independent journalist Afrah Shawki

2016-12-27

Reliable information received by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) confirmed that independent journalist, Afrah Shawki has been kidnapped by an armed group from her home in Baghdad. On the evening…

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