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Iraq: In the shadow of war: backlash against human rights

, Index number: MDE 14/057/2003

In this document Amnesty International urges all governments to respect the right of people to express peacefully their opinions, and to refrain from using the war in Iraq as a pretext for curtailing or abusing fundamental human rights. Of particular concern are freedom of expression and assembly; the excessive use of force by police; and restrictions of asylum rights.

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