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JWing
02-13-2013, 02:24 PM
Human Rights Watch recently released a report on abuses that occurred in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in 2012. It noted that the authorities were carrying out arbitrary arrests and harassing journalists and critics of the government. When officials were interviewed about these cases they said that the charges against the KRG were either made-up or lies perpetrated by the press. One said that the KRG had to work outside of the law to deal with increasing pressure from the public and media. This followed a report by Human Rights Watch that found the same practices happening in the rest of the country. Kurdistan likes to call itself “the other Iraq,” but Human Rights Watch found that it is much like Baghdad when it comes to dealing with dissenters.

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