Iraq’s So-Called ISIS Families

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by Belkis Wille Across Iraq, there are men, women and children – perhaps over 100,000 if one extrapolates from statistics the government has issued on people detained on terror charges – that society has labeled “ISIS families.” In some cases,… Continue Reading  

Iran: Environmentalists Languish in Jail

A campaign poster showing environmental activists, Taher Ghadirian, Niloufar Bayani, Amirhossein Khaleghi, Houman Jokar, Sam Rajabi, Sepideh Kashani, Morad Tahbaz and Abdolreza Kouhpayeh, who have been in detention for six months.  © 2018 #anyhopefornature Campaign

by Human Rights Watch Eight environmental activists arbitrarily detained in Iran in January and February 2018 remain in detention eight months later without clear charges, Human Rights Watch said today. Iranian authorities should either immediately release them or charge them with recognizable… Continue Reading  

Yemen: Coalition Fails To Curb Violations

Destruction caused by a Saudi-led coalition airstrike in Sanaa in August 2017

by Human Rights Watch The Saudi-led coalition’s investigations into alleged war crimes in Yemen have lacked credibility and failed to provide redress to civilian victims, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Friday.

Will Russia Bring Home Children Who Lived in Islamic State?

Zagidat Abakarova, 33, and her one-year-old daughter Mariam, returned to Dagestan, Russia, from northern Syria in October 2018 (Tanya Lokshina)

By Tanya Lokshina “I thought she was in Turkey, close to the Syrian border, but still in Turkey… and then they told me she was in Iraq.” Galina’s eyes fill with tears as she picks at her salad in a… Continue Reading  

Bahrain: Hundreds Stripped of Citizenship

Sheikh Isa Qassim

by Human Rights Watch Bahraini authorities should restore citizenship to hundreds of nationals whose citizenship they revoked through executive orders or court decisions since 2012, rendering most of them stateless, Human Rights Watch said today. According to the Bahrain Institute for… Continue Reading