of “death squads” in the ambulance .. a new horror in Mosul

"Death squads" in the ambulance .. a new horror in Mosul
 Twilight News    
 2 hours ago

Twilight News / After the official announcement of the Iraqi authorities for victory over Daesh in the city of Mosul, the talk returned to punish relatives of members of the organization to the fore, after images and videos photographer showed harassment and detention and forced displacement against the families of members of Daesh violence operations.

The spread of the term “death squads” in Mosul, referring to a group of Iraqi forces, and its personnel wearing uniforms of the armed forces, carrying out reprisals against those suspected of unrelated kinship Bdaash, using ambulances to camouflage.

These teams used the ambulance to roam vehicles in Mosul, to retaliate against any person suspected of relationship Bdaash, without hindrance.

British newspaper The Times reported that one of these groups, and was made up of six armed men, went straight to the house of the muezzin, it seems to be linked to Bdaash, took him from his home, and stripped of his clothes, and then they started to beat him.

The paper quoted the father of the muezzin Salman vaccine Abdullah, 65, as saying: “beat my son beat so that I heard him screaming, from a remote location, the severity of the pain. They took their time to beat him and then arrest him. He was not in haste.”

Commenting on that, he said the High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations Zeid bin Raad Al-Hussein said that “Iraq is facing a series of challenges in the field of human rights, if left untreated, it is likely to lead to more violence and the suffering of civilians.”

Human Rights Watch, the human rights defender, Iraqi security forces have also been accused of forced displacement of at least 170 families belonging to the families of members of the organization Daesh, to “rehabilitation camp”, in the form of collective punishment.

Reuters quoted deputy Middle East director at Human Rights Watch Lama Faqih as saying: “The Iraqi authorities must not punish whole families for the acts of some of its members.”

She added, “These violations are war crimes, and sabotaging the promotion of reconciliation in areas of recovered Daesh efforts.”

She told Human Rights Watch, “the Iraqi security forces and the army was not doing enough to stop violations and in some cases exercised by themselves.”

The Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over Daesh, ending the rule of militants, which lasted 3 years for the connector that they have taken the actual capital of their state, which they declared.

The Government of Iraq now faces the task of preventing reprisal attacks against people have been associated with Bdaash, that are sectarian tensions and undermine efforts to achieve long-term stability in the country.



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