News from Iraq

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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Iraq: Condemnation of killing of director of Radio Free Iraq


It is with great sadness and regret that the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) has learned of the killing of journalist and human rights defender, Mohammed Bedaiwi. It strongly condemns this incident…

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Iraq– Journalist and human rights defender Kawa Kermyani assassinated in the town of Kelar


With great sadness and sorrow, the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR) received the news of the assassination of journalist and human rights defender Kawa Kermyani, aged 32 years, in the town of Kelar…

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Iraq- freedom of the press is in danger


Update: On 29 October  2013 the Publishing and Media Court, released  journalist Zuhair Al-Al-Fatlawi for "the illegality of his detention and imprisonment." On 27 October 2013, the judge…

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