Iraq: Kurdish detainee on hunger strike in Iraq

Iraq: Kurdish detainee on hunger strike in Iraq

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Index Number: MDE 14/015/2013
Date Published: 20 August 2013
Categories: Iraq

A 36-year-old man currently on hunger strike has been detained without charge or trial for 20 months in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. He was held in solitary confinement for the first three months and repeatedly beaten. The authorities accuse him of leaking information about election rigging to a newspaper.


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