The Human Rights Commission in Iraq revealed the number of forcibly disappeared Iraqis during the years 2017, 2018 and 2019.
In an exclusive statement to PUKmedia, Dr. Anas al-Azzawi, a member of the Human Rights Commission, said that during the past three years the Commission has registered 7663 cases of forced disappearances, noting that the Commission has solved 652 of these cases.
al-Azzawi added that the citizens whose disappearance case have been solved are either accused or charged with judicial cases or are still under investigation, as for the remaining others, the commission is still actively searching for them, adding that the number of cases of enforced disappearances in 2019 was 938 cases which 25 of them have been resolved. In the years 2017 and 2018, the cases of enforced disappearances amounted to 6725, and the number of solved cases were 145 for 2017 and 482 for 2018.
The member of the Human Rights Commission said that the figures also include those who disappeared during and after the liberation of the areas that were under the control of ISIS organization. He added that the citizens who have been registered as forcibly disappeared during the control of the terrorist organization are about 2,900 citizens.
al-Azzawi noted that the figures above do not include the provinces of the Kurdistan Region.
PUKmedia - Hamyar Ali