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Human Rights in Iraq

Human Rights in Iraq

by Human Rights Watch, Middle East Watch
     
 
This timely book discusses the situation in Iraq since the Baath Socialist Party came to power in 1968. This book documents the violations of human rights in Iraq, is a report from Middle East Watch, a division of Human Rights Watch, which monitors violations of human rights around the world.

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This timely book discusses the situation in Iraq since the Baath Socialist Party came to power in 1968. This book documents the violations of human rights in Iraq, is a report from Middle East Watch, a division of Human Rights Watch, which monitors violations of human rights around the world.

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In this account of Iraq's gruesome human rights record, Saddam Hussein is seen as an equal opportunity employer of repression. Korn, a former U.S. Foreign Service officer, notes that ``conservatives, liberals, non-Baathi Arab nationalists, Communists, Shias, Kurds, Assyrian Christians, Jews, students, intellectuals, military personnel, and even Baath party members and senior figures of the regime,'' were routinely discriminated against, arbitrarily detained, tortured, gassed, executed, or deported. He faults Western governments for approving financial credits for the purchase of agricultural and technical products, which Hussein defiantly used for military acquisitions. Ironically, current events have overtaken Korn's call for ending all credits as well as banning the sale of technology products with military applications. In light of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, this is a timely book, important for all international affairs collections.-- Joseph A. Kechichian, La Canada, Cal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300049596
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1990
Series:
Human Rights Watch Books Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.53(h) x 0.82(d)

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