AI: Urgent action DETAINED former police officer AT SERIOUS RISK
Amnesty International today strongly condemned a call by the Iraqi Interior Minister for the swift execution of 39 alleged al-Qai’da members as they were paraded before journalists, handcuffed and clad in orange jumpsuits.
Francesco Motta, head of the United Nations Human Rights office in Iraq, said such statements undermined justice.Amnesty International today called on all states to commit themselves to end enforced disappearances, following news that a landmark treaty aimed at preventing the practice will come into effect.The International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (Disappearances Convention) will enter into force on 23 December, after Iraq on Wednesday became the 20th country to ratify it.
Landmark enforced disappearances convention to enter into force
Google translation :Dozens of people attended a protest with regards to Missing persons from the civil war in Kurdistan, on Thursday 9th Dec, a demonstration in fron...t of the United Nations headquarters in Arbil, demanding an international organization by putting pressure on the Kurdish authorities to reveal the fates of their children.
The organizer of the demonstration, Kamal Ahmed told (Voices of Iraq) "We have lost our children in the civil war between the KDP and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan 15 years ago where they were detained by the two parties, has asked the two parties more than once reveal the fate of our children, Release them if they are alive or extradite their bodies if they are dead".
The civil war raged in Kurdistan between the two main parties KDP, led by regional president Massoud Barzani and President Jalal Talabani for a period of four years (1994 - 1998), which killed thousands of Kurds disappeared fate of thousands of others where he was the Democratic administration of Arbil (Erbil and Dohuk), and (Sulaymaniyah and the Ckramaan) under the authority of the National Union, and each party was arrested dozens of supporters of the other Party during the war years did not know the fate of those still missing.
For his part, Baber Ali, the father of one of the missing, told (Voices of Iraq) that "military force arrested my son 14 years ago in the city of Sulaimaniya, we do not know his fate until now we do not know if he is alive or not."