Archive - Jul 3, 2010

IRAQ UPDATE: 1-16 June 2010


Accompanying Persons Persecuted for Political Affiliation

The team spoke to the family of Mr. Aziz, a supporter of the Goran (Change) list, facing death threats and harassment by the police and security services.  In May, he had been imprisoned for one night at the police station.  About two hours after his release, he received a threatening phone call.  Two of his friends received threats from the same phone number.  The police held on to Mr. Aziz' ID card after his release.  The twenty-one-year-old former Peshmerga, now staying at a new undisclosed location, expects the security service will continue to make his life difficult.