News from Iraq

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


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


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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Iraqi Kurdistan: Journalist Wedat Hussein Ali tortured and killed in the town of Duhok


Reports received by the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) confirm that a journalist working for RojNews was found dead with torture marks on his body after he was abducted earlier in the Iraqi Kurdistan…

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Iraq: Parliament threatens head of Iraqi Journalists' Rights Defense Association Ibrahim Al-Saragey


Journalist and head of the Iraqi Journalists' Rights' Defense Association (IJRDA) Ibrahim Al-Saragey was threatened after he described in a press statement, on 25 July 2016, the Iraqi Parliament as a…

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Iraqi Kurdistan: New GCHR report says women human rights defenders challenging violence


Women human rights defenders (WHRDs) in Iraqi Kurdistan face the same risks as other human rights defenders worldwide, but as women, they are also subject to gender-specific threats and violence, according…

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Iraq: GCHR Grieves over shocking death of friend and supporter, Jacky Sutton


The Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) is shocked to hear about the sudden death of our honest friend and supporter, Jacky Sutton, country director of the Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR)…

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