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26 Aug, 2020 | 10:54 AM   -   Readings: 3 views
Plasschaert submits a report on Iraq to the Security Council

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The Head of the United Nations Mission in Iraq "UNAMI", Jenin Blashart, will present today, Wednesday, a report on the situation in Iraq to the Security Council.

UNAMI said in a statement that "the UN Special Representative in Iraq and Head of Mission of UNAMI, Jenin Hennis-Plasschaert, will present a briefing to the UN Security Council on the Secretary-General's recent report on UNAMI and the latest developments in Iraq."

The Security Council conference will begin at five o'clock in the evening, Baghdad time.

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5 hours ago, Longtimelurker said:

I'm always interested in hearing what the U.N has to say about my investment. I believe they play a pivotal role in the decision making.

Gotcha. Kind of like when I check in on my stocks.

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08-26-2020 05:19 PM


Baghdad / Al-Akhbariya

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis Blasshardt, presented a report in which she spoke about the situation in Iraq to the UN Security Council.

"We commend the steps taken by the government of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi to build external relations and dialogue with countries," Blashardt said in the report.

"The Iraqi government is determined to choose dialogue between states and build relationships," Blashardt added.

She pointed out that "the recent escalation on the Iraqi-Turkish borders is a source of great concern."

And it renewed support "for the people and government of Iraq in their efforts to address the Corona pandemic."

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08-27-2020 12:33 PM


Baghdad / Al-Akhbariya

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jeanine Hennes-Plasschaert, confirmed that the crimes committed against Iraqi activists will continue in the absence of punishment for the perpetrators.

The following is the text of the report of the United Nations Office on the events in Iraq:

"Despite the promising steps taken by the current Iraqi government regarding human rights violations and abuses committed in the context of recent demonstrations, accountability remains elusive, according to a UN report released on Thursday."

The report details the measures taken and abstained in dealing with the massive protests that took place between October 2019 and April 2020, sheds light on human rights violations and abuses, calls for immediate measures to be taken to achieve justice, recommends protection measures for protesters and urges justice for victims. .

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jenin Hennis-Plasschaert, said: “It is a matter of grave concern for the continued targeting and killing of activists and human rights defenders. This is not indiscriminate violence, it is the deliberate silencing of peaceful voices, coupled with the total impunity enjoyed by perpetrators. Without accountability, the crimes committed will remain just statistics and figures on paper. This report highlights the suffering and provides concrete recommendations to help rebuild public confidence.

The Human Rights Office of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) based its report on more than 900 interviews with victims, their relatives, witnesses, journalists, and civil and political activists. It documents the killing of at least 487 people and the injury of 7,715 others during the protests, most of them young men.

The report highlights a pattern of unnecessary and excessive force, including live ammunition, when interacting with protesters.

Other disturbing developments were attacks by so-called unidentified armed parties, as well as kidnappings.

Close to 3,000 protesters were arrested, adding to concerns about arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment.

The right to freedom of expression has also been severely restricted, through the repeated blocking of internet service, raids on news channel offices, attacks on journalists, harassment and arbitrary detention, and the confiscation or deletion of their materials.

"People have been killed, injured, tortured, ill-treated, kidnapped, disappeared and arbitrarily arrested for exercising their right to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression. This is unacceptable. Everyone has the right to peacefully demonstrate and to express publicly their frustration at their inability to support," said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Michelle Bachelet. Himself and his family. "

Since assuming responsibility in May, the current government has taken welcome steps to establish an independent investigative body and provide some redress to victims and their families, but much remains to be done.

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Briefing by SRSG Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert at the open video-teleconference of the UN Security Council | 26 August 2020

Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq and head of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), Ms. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, briefing at the open video-teleconference of the United Nations Security Council on the situation concerning Iraq, held via video-teleconference from Baghdad on Wednesday, 26 August 2020.

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