Iraq: One year on the human rights situation remains dire, Amnesty International


Iraq

One year on the human rights situation remains dire

Amnesty International report

'...Coalition Forces appear in many cases to be using the climate of violence to justify violating the very human rights standards they are supposed to be upholding. They have shot Iraqis dead during demonstrations. They have tortured and ill-treated prisoners and detainees. They have arrested people arbitrarily and held them indefinitely without charge and without access to a lawyer. They have demolished houses and other property in acts of revenge and collective punishment. And they are operating in a legal framework that offers no mechanism in Iraq for bringing members of the Coalition Forces to justice for such acts. '

http://web.amnesty.org/library/Index/ENGMDE140062004


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