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Transfer of ISIS Suspects, Including Foreigners, to Iraq Raises Torture Concerns

Expand An ISIS suspect held for questioning by Iraqi forces near Mosul. © 2016 Safin Hamed/Getty Images Last week, the US-backed Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) transferred at least 280 suspected Islamic State (ISIS) members to Iraq, following their arrest in Syria. Though the detainees are overwhelmingly Iraqi, there were reportedly at least thirteen French ISIS suspects among them. Their transfer to Iraq raises a critical issue: where exactly should these detainees be held? On February 25, Iraqi President Barham Salih announced that the Iraqi justice system would be prosecuting at least thirteen…

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