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Tue Jun 7, 2016, 12:25 PM Jun 2016

UN Rights Chief Decries Abuse Against Men Fleeing Fallujah

Source: Associated Press

GENEVA (AP) -- The U.N. human rights chief says there are "extremely distressing, credible reports" that Iraqis fleeing Fallujah are facing physical abuse and even summary executions as they escape the city held by Islamic State militants.

Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein on Tuesday cited witness accounts that armed groups backing Iraqi security forces have detained some men and teenage boys leaving Fallujah with force that at times "degenerates" into abuse. The city is about 70 kilometers (43 miles) west of Baghdad.

"There are extremely distressing, credible reports that some people who survive the terrifying experience of escaping from ISIL, then face severe physical abuse once they reach the other side," he said in a statement from his office in Geneva.

Zeid acknowledged that Iraqi forces have a "legitimate interest in vetting individuals fleeing ISIL-controlled areas" to make sure they don't pose a security risk, but said authorities or officially designated personnel should do so.

Read more: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_UNITED_NATIONS_IRAQ?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2016-06-07-11-20-58

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(6,699 posts)
1. The barbarism of places like Iraq and Afghanistan today, Syria and Libya, the Mexican frontier.
Tue Jun 7, 2016, 12:34 PM
Jun 2016

Their is nothing these butchers won't resort to. It's a sadistic hell in such places. Odd that a lot of it has to do with "the USA's involvement"?


(22,651 posts)
3. everyone in Fallujah is exterminated AGAIN. No more rebuilding that town, make a big headstone with
Tue Jun 7, 2016, 04:16 PM
Jun 2016

a million names.

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