After the release of the environmental activist Jassim Al-Asadi, there is a concerning governmental silence.
In 15th of the current March, the environmental activist (Jassim Al-Asadi) was released, after 15 days of his kidnapping by an anonymous armed group, in the southern entrance of the Capital Baghdad, as he stated in a voice record by the government. And Jassim Al-Asadi is considered one of the prominent environmental activists, where he […]
A review of the Human Rights Watch report, the violations still exist and impunity has become a prevalent feature.
Edited by Information Center for Research and Development Team More than 3 months have passed since the formation of Mr. Mohammed Shiyaa’ Al-Sudani government, which came after a political crisis that made a significant impact on the country, the situation could have led to violent and dangerous prospects. The new government in its new program […]
Frontline Defenders in Solidarity with Jassim Al-Asadi
On the 8th of February, Frontline Defenders posted an urgent appeal on the case of kidnapping Jassim Al-Asadi on the occasion of going through 8 days of Jassim’s absence, you can read it down below. 8 February 2023 Environmental human rights defender Jassim Al-Asadi kidnapped On 1 February 2023, an unknown armed group kidnapped environmentalist […]
Statement from Protect Iraqi HRDs, NOW! Campaign
We demand the immediate release of expert Jassim Al-Asadi Iraq | Baghdad 5th February, 2023 Four days ago, our colleague and fellow environmentalist, Jassim Fadel Duweij Al-Asadi, was kidnapped by an armed group, according to the information we received from his relatives. Jassim Al-Asadi is an expert in environmental issues, water, and the protection of […]
A light might shed the land of Guantánamo Bay
On January the 11th, a group of international N.G.O.s sent a letter to the US President – Joseph Biden – urging him to prioritize closing the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay. Among the organizations that signed the letter, there are also our partners, Peaceful Tomorrows org and CODEPINK. We as ICSSI fully endorse and encourage […]
On the 1st of January, Iraq Body Count released their annual report and analysis of the conflict situation in Iraq. For twenty years, Iraq Body Count (IBC) has been monitoring the violent deaths of civilians in Iraq. Founded in 2003, IBC started collecting details about deadly incidents and individuals killed in them, showcasing the effects […]
Urgent Appeal on Human Rights Defenders in Iraq
On 12 December, Iraqi security forces raided the home of a prominent civilian activist and human rights defender (Ammar Hamid Rashid al-Khazali) in Diwaniyah governorate and held him at Sunni police station. This incident is part of a series of tight security measures to suppress freedom of expression and restrict freedom of demonstration and peaceful […]
During the ICSSI Conference 2022 in Sulaymaniyah, the End Cross Border Bombing Campaign had a session with the families that were impacted by the Turkish-Iranian military operations in northern Iraq. The objective of the session was to hear their struggle and demands, and to formulate recommendations. One of those recommendations was writing and publishing a […]
A exhibition of art that depicts Iraq’s reality
The eighth Tarkib’s festival for modern arts has begun. This festival is a very unique type of the festivals that are held in Baghdad, and I went there for the purpose of having fun, but what I saw made me think that I need to write about it. So, I’ll take you on a virtual […]