Iraq: A decade of abuses

Iraq: A decade of abuses

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Index Number: MDE 14/001/2013
Date Published: 11 March 2013
Categories: Iraq

Ten years after the US-led invasion that overthrew President Saddam Hussein, Iraq remains mired in human rights abuses. Armed groups opposed to the government continue to kill and maim large numbers of civilians in suicide and other bomb attacks. In response, the authorities have engaged in widespread detentions, torture, unfair trials and executions. This report describes some of the worst human rights abuses in Iraq today and calls for urgent state action to address them and ensure full accountability.


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