UN urge Iraq to halt mass executions

UN human rights experts, Nils Melzer (Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment), Fionnuala Ní Aoláin (Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights while countering terrorism) and Agnes Callamard (Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions) expressed alarm at reports that some 50 prisoners convicted of terrorism-related crimes in Iraq face execution on Monday, and urged the Government to immediately halt all mass executions saying they had serious concerns about the conduct of the trials and the extraction of confessions under torture.

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KDP’s hold kidnappers from Mexmûr‎ with ISIS mercenaries in Erbil Prison

The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has kidnapped 20 civilians from the Maxmur Refugee Camp  in  Başûr Kurdistan since last October 11, and according to the Member of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Ishtar Council, Laila Arzo Ayhan, the kidnapped were locked up with ISIS mercenaries in a prison in Erbil (Hewler).

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UK politicians, unionists, activists sign appeal Senators table question about Er and Dağ

An appeal for the annulment of the death sentence for Abdurrahman Er and Mazlum Dağ has been signed by politicians, unionists, MPs, activists in the UK. Senators of the Parliamentary Group Esquerra Republicana – Euskal Herria Bildu at the Spanish Parliament have tabled a question to the Spanish Government about the death sentence.

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