• Sep 1 2014
  • 4:41pm
Iraq: Hundreds massacred in ethnic cleansing by Islamic State
‘Some could not move and could not save themselves; they lay there in agony waiting to die. They died a horrible death. I managed to drag myself away and was saved by a Mu...
  • Aug 21 2014
  • 1:43pm
After the Islamic State deluge, who will save Iraqis?
There’s a bit in a new blog post from Amnesty’s researcher on the ground in northern Iraq which caught my eye. In the post, from the Kurdish-majority city of Dohuk in I...
  • Aug 21 2014
  • 11:14am
Escape from Sinjar Mountain, but what next?
After a harrowing escape, first from their hometown of Qahtanya and then from Sinjar Mountain – where they were stuck for eight days with very little food or water – Su...
  • Aug 14 2014
  • 5:30pm
Mass exodus as ISIS continue to attack
'They killed the 15 men and took the women and children and until now we do not know what happened to them, where they are or if they are alive or dead.'  A rela...
  • Jul 15 2014
  • 2:44am
War crimes by all sides as sectarian violence against civilians continues in Iraq
ISIS, armed groups and militias, and Iraqi Government forces have committed war crimes and gross abuses of human rights in the conflict spreading across Iraq. Northern Iraq: Civili...
  • Jul 9 2014
  • 4:32pm
  • Jul 7 2014
  • 2:33pm
ISIS - time bandits
There’s something gloriously demented about reports (apocryphal?) that ISIS have been issuing “passports” for their self-pronounced caliphate in the Middle East. ...
  • Mar 27 2014
  • 1:14pm
The dark side of the planet: where the death penalty is king
Death penalty protest in Pakistan, 2013 Video I’m not sure, but I think that in some people’s minds the idea that there ought to be laws that mean you can sentenced to death for certain crimes is not in any way con...
  • Mar 27 2014
  • 1:00am
Death sentences and executions around the world in 2013
Executions around the world rose sharply in 2013, as a handful of countries executed significantly more prisoners. An increase in executions by a small minority of countries that ...