“Every day, there are new outrages. For journalists, lawyers, activists these are very dangerous times. Even for regular people.”
“Iraqi security forces and officials act as if brutally abusing women will make the country safer,” said Joe Stork, deputy Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq authorities are illegally detaining thousands of women, many of whom are subjected to torture and ill-treatment including the threat of sexual abuse, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. The 105-page report contained the testimony of dozens of women. They included one who said officers obtained a confession from her by