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Kurdistan Region of Iraq: 350 Prisoners ‘Disappeared’

Expand Vehicles of Kurdistan Regional Government’s Peshmerga military forces on the road between Kirkuk and Erbil, Iraq October 20, 2017.  © 2017 Reuters   (Beirut) – More than 350 detainees held by the Kurdistan Regional Government in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk are feared to have been forcibly disappeared, Human Rights Watch said today. Those missing are mainly Sunni Arabs, displaced to Kirkuk or residents of the city, detained by the regional government’s security forces, the Asayish, on suspicion of Islamic State (also known as ISIS) affiliation after the regional forces took control of…

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