News from Iraq

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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Iraq- The Gulf Centre for Human Rights mourns the death of prominent human rights defender Ammar Al Shahbander


It is with great sadness that the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) received news of the death of prominent human rights defender Ammar Shahbander. He was killed in the evening of 2 May 2015 during…

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Iraq: Bodyguards of the National Security Advisor attack a group of journalists


  On 18 February 2015, a group of journalists was attacked by the bodyguards of Iraq’s National Security Advisor, Faleh Al-Fayad, who was attending a seminar at the Al-Nahrain Centre for Strategic…

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Mission report to Iraqi Kurdistan finds media and civil society at risk


Many see Iraqi Kurdistan, an autonomous region in Northern Iraq, as a safe haven, a place of relative calm away from the terror and chaos that exists in much of the rest of Iraq. Yet independent journalists…

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Iraq: Lawyer and human rights defender Samira Saleh Al-Naimi executed by ISIS in Mosul


  With utmost sorrow and grief, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) received the news of the execution by the so called Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) of lawyer and human rights defender Samira…

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Iraq: Human rights defender Ali Hussain Aboud arrested and held incommunicado


Update: He has been released on 22 July 2014 without charge. On 07 May 2014, human rights defender Ali Hussain Aboud, was arrested by judicial police in the city of Najaf. He has been held in incommunicado…

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