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US: Detainees Transferred from Syria to Iraq

Expand Rusafa Central Criminal Court in Baghdad. © 2018 Maya Alleruzzo/AP Photo   (Beirut) – The United States has transferred foreign nationals suspected of Islamic State ties from northern Syria to Iraq without apparent regard for the risk of torture and unfair trials in Iraq, Human Rights Watch said today.   Independent observers of four recent terrorism trials in Baghdad reported that several foreign defendants, including from France, Australia, and Lebanon, had been tried in Iraq based, at least in part, on their alleged membership in the Islamic State (also known as ISIS). The defendants…

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