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Iraq/Iraqi Kurdistan:Incommunicado detention/fear of torture/forcible expulsion/fear of forcible return

, Index number: MDE 14/008/2000

Amnesty fears detenetion/torture /forcible expulsion and the forcible return of Mu‘ayad Ahmad, Amjad Ghafur, Abdullah Mahmud, ‘Ammar Sharif, Yusuf Mohammad - Iraqi Workers Communist Party (IWCP) executive committee members,Azad Ahmad, Awara Majid, Najal, Taha Baha al-Din, Kawa ‘Abdullah, Amanj ‘Othman - IWCP members,Nasik Ahmad (f), head of the Independent Women's Organisation (IWO), Arsh Baqri, Iranian national and many others. Omid Nikbin, Sadiq Nikbin (Iranian nationals) have been killed. Scores of people, many of them women, have been arrested in the part of Iraqi Kurdistan controlled by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). Their whereabouts are now unknown, and Amnesty International fears they may be tortured or ill-treated. Several are reportedly injured and denied medical attention.

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