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IRAQ: Enforced disappearances – ‘a long-term challenge’ | IRIN

MADRID, 13 January 2011 (IRIN) – Asma Al-Haidari, an Amman-based Iraqi human rights analyst and advocate, says the phenomenon of enforced disappearances in Iraq touches the whole population, irrespective of age, gender, ethnicity or religious belief.

A recent Amnesty International report said “an estimated 30,000 untried detainees are currently being held by the Iraqi authorities, although the exact number is not known as the authorities do not disclose such information.” In addition, there are detainees held at secret facilities, at which torture is common, it said.

Read more here: IRIN Middle East | IRAQ: Enforced disappearances – “a long-term challenge” | Iraq | Governance | Human Rights.

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