“Ali al-Bayati: Failure of accountability will open the door for international bodies and UN committees to intervene”

According to the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights (IHCHR), there are currently 64 missing activists who have been kidnapped by unknown groups since anti-government demonstrations began on October 1.

Dr Ali al-Bayati, who works with IHCHR, said that the Iraqi government has a responsibility to “expose the perpetrators and those responsible for the kidnappings in the security forces’ area of control”.

“Iraq is part of the agreement to protect people from enforced disappearance since 2009, so it has to adhere to the terms of the agreement and conduct professional and judicial investigations on the issue and hold the perpetrators accountable,” he said.

“Otherwise, failurec to act will open the door for international bodies and UN committees to intervene.”

The original article

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s