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Iraq: Families of Alleged ISIS Members Denied IDs

Expand Mosul’s Civil Status Directorate.  © 2018 Belkis Wille/Human Rights Watch (Beirut) – Iraqi security officers are routinely denying relatives of suspected Islamic State (also known as ISIS) members the security clearance needed to obtain identity cards and other documents, Human Rights Watch said today. Denying government benefits because of perceived family relationships instead of individual security determinations is a form of collective punishment prohibited under international human rights law. Iraqis lacking full civil documentation can readily be deprived of their basic rights.…

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