Iraq/Iraqi Kurdistan: Further information on Incommunicado detention/fear of torture/forcible expulsion/.fear of forcible return and new concern: "disappearance"

Iraq/Iraqi Kurdistan: Further information on Incommunicado detention/fear of torture/forcible expulsion/.fear of forcible return and new concern: "disappearance"

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Index Number: MDE 14/010/2000
Date Published: 15 August 2000
Categories: Iraq, Middle East And North Africa

Fear for Sadiq Nikbin (Iranian National): and injjured Najal, real name: Nidhal Ahmad. Sadiq Nikbin is reported to have been injured and captured, by PUK security forces. He and Iranian national, Arsh Baqri, are at risk of forcible return to Iran, where they would face serious human rights violations. Nidhal Ahmad, a Shi‘a opponent of the Iraqi government, has reportedly "disappeared" since his arrest on 13 or 14 July. There are fears that he may be handed over to the Iraqi authorities. Many associated with the Iraqi workers communist party and the independent womens organiastion have been arrested and are in grave danger


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