“New” Iraq a Nightmare for Women, Minority Groups

Denis Foynes – IPS  News – Wednesday, 17 August 2011 (originally published 09 Aug)

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 9, 2011 (IPS) – A United Nations report on Iraq says the human rights situation there remains fragile, and huge development challenges loom as the country transitions out of a near decade-long conflict.

The report claims the 2,953 civilian deaths it attributed to violence in 2010 were mostly carried out by insurgent and terrorist groups.

It stressed that minorities, women and children suffered disproportionately from these abuses . . .

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