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Iraq: ISIS Child Suspects Arbitrarily Arrested, Tortured

Children Should Be Rehabilitated, Reintegrated

Wednesday 06 March 2019


(Geneva, March 6, 2019) – Iraqi and Kurdistan Regional Government authorities have charged hundreds of children with terrorism for alleged Islamic State (also known as ISIS) affiliation, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The prosecutions are often based on dubious accusations and forced confessions obtained through torture.

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