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Iraq : RSF and MRG ask UN experts to press for Kurdish journalist’s release

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NewsReporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Geneva-based MENA Rights Group (MRG) have asked UN human rights experts to do everything possible to obtain the immediate and unconditional release of Sherwan Sherwani, a Kurdish journalist who has been held for the past eight weeks by the authorities in northern Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan Region.RSF and MRG referred the case to the UN special rapporteurs on torture and freedom of expression and to the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances on 27 November because of the


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