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NATO Demokratie!: Iraq’s Maliki Accused of Detaining, Torturing Hundreds of Political Opponents

Iraq’s Maliki Accused of Detaining, Torturing Hundreds of Political Opponents
by John Glaser

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January 19, 2012 – Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki’s security forces have detained and brutally tortured more than 1,000 political opponents in secret prisons and denied them access to legal counsel, according to allegations by Iraq’s former prime minister. Ayad Allawi, the secular Shiite Muslim leader of the opposition Iraqiya bloc in parliament, has formally submitted these allegations to Iraq’s supreme judicial council. Allawi also claims that Maliki aims to extract false confessions that implicate his political rivals and justify taking legal action against them. Some of the confessions obtained through torture claimed that Allawi plotted to foment violent unrest around the country…
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Iraqi forces raid homes of Sunni politicians
By Dan Morse


January 20, 2012 – Iraqi security forces raided the homes of two Sunni politicians north of Baghdad on Friday, according to security officials, heightening fears among Sunni leaders that Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is targeting them along sectarian lines. The raids, which followed the arrest two days earlier of a Sunni official in Baghdad, came against the backdrop of a broader investigation of the country’s Sunni vice president, Tariq al-Hashimi. All the cases involve allegations of terrorism, officials said. „Why don’t we hear about any kind of arrests or charges presented against members of the Shiite militia?“ Salim al-Jubouri, the Sunni head of the Iraqi parliament’s Human Rights Committee, asked Friday…
  continua / continued avanti - next    [84999] [ 20-jan-2012 23:36 ECT ]
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