Thursday, 28 July 2011
New from Azzaman
Encroachments of ancient sites continues in
Azzaman reports (July 19th): Areas designated as archaeologically significant in
are no longer immune from encroachments in a country where the role of law and order is diminishing. Iraq
More and more ancient mounds are being lost to builders and private entrepreneurs, said Abdulzahra al-Talaqani the department’s spokesman.
More than 42,000 Iraqi detainees await trial
Azzaman reports (July 18th): There were 42,223 detainees in
at the end of June, a judicial source said. Iraq
He did not say how long does it take on average for an Iraqi detainee to stay in jail before trail.
Iraqi security forces have massive powers to detain suspects for long periods even in the absence of conclusive evidence.
More than 6 million Iraqis cannot read and write
Azzaman reports (July 21st): There are more than six million illiterate people in
, most of them women, according to the parliamentary committee on education. Iraq
possess an army of illiterates of more than six million people, and the majority them are women,” said Moona al-Maamouri, member of the committee. Iraq