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Iraq was recently called upon by the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances to reveal the fate of Amer Al Kartani, an Iraqi citizen who has been missing for ten years now. 

The undersigned organizations call on Arab governments to accelerate the repatriation of their nationals stranded in northern Syria and Iraq for years, following the example of the repatriation of nationals of other nationalities, especially those of European nationality, repatriated to their countries in recent years. 

The UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances has called on the Iraqi government to provide clarification regarding the case of Ali Alwan Khalaf AL JANABI, an Iraqi citizen who died following his execution by state authorities in April 2021. 

AL JANABI was missing since his kidnapping on 2 July 2014 from his home located in the Al Askari neighborhood of Al Mazraa in the Latifiya governorate (south of Baghdad) by several members of the army. 

Our concerns
  • Excessive use of force and arbitrary arrests of demonstrators;
  • Reprisals against human rights defenders, journalists, and other peaceful activists and opponents;
  • Violation of the right to freedom of expression, including censorship of traditional media and social networks;
  • Serious violations of fundamental rights and freedoms in the fight against terrorism, including death sentences imposed following unfair trials.


Human Rights Instruments
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
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Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment (UNCAT)
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International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICPPED)
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Human Rights Council
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