Iraq: Reveal fate of disappeared journalist: Bassem al-Zaak

On 24 October 2021, journalist Bassem al-Zaak was abducted while he was live-streaming a sit-in organised by a political bloc in Baghdad, in his capacity as a journalist, to protest the results of the parliamentary elections. His family believe that his abductors are members of the Popular Mobilization Units, a large, well-established network of militia groups and that are legally considered part of the Iraqi Armed Forces. More than two years later, his fate and whereabouts remain unknown. Iraqi authorities must reveal his fate and whereabouts and hold those found to be responsible for his enforced disappearance accountable in fair trials.

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