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[casi] Amnesty's new annual report

amnesty's new annual report was released yesterday

here is the iraq bit: (nothing new)

In Iraq which remained under stringent economic sanctions imposed by
the UN Security Council since 1990, scores of suspected anti-
government opponents were arrested. The death penalty continued to
be applied extensively while torture of political detainees was
systematic. Scores of people, including armed forces officers, were
executed and in some cases the bodies bore evident signs of torture.

Civilian deaths resulting from air strikes by the US and UK forces
against Iraqi targets were reported. The civilian population of Iraq
continued to suffer severe hardship as a result of the sanctions.

In Iraqi Kurdistan, controlled by the two Kurdish political parties,
prisoners of conscience were detained and armed Islamic groups were
reportedly responsible for abductions and killings.

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