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An unknown fate of civilians went missing in Nineveh

The Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights  said that "the Iraqi government must listen to the demands of the missing people families and give notice to what they want to know about their children." For many months, women have been asking for their children, their husbands and brothers, and no one seem to care about them.

 

8 July 2018

 

The Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights declared that hundreds of civilians who have been lost in Nineveh province, their fate is still unknown and the Iraqi government concealed any action to reach them.

 

The military operations to liberate Nineveh province have witnessed the arrest and arbitrary detention of hundreds of civilians, despite the continued exile by the Iraqi government or the security authorities involved in the battles against ISIS.

 

The Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights said that "the Iraqi government must listen to the demands of the missing people families and give notice to what they want to know about their children." For many months, women have been asking for their children, their husbands and brothers, and no one seem to care about them.

 

 

 Hassan Younis Zanoun, the eldest brother of the missing person, Ahmed Younis Zanoun said that his brother have been missing at the age of 35 since the 21st of November 2016 and that we have information that members of ISIS kidnapped him, but he was not killed, his body is still missing, and any information about him is still oblivious.”

 

The brother of the victim added that "his brother was working before 10 June 2014 as an associate in the Iraqi security forces, but with the start of Mosul city liberation, his destiny is still Missing.

 

 

The Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights said that "there appears to be a governmental neglect in dealing with the issues of missing persons during the liberation operations." The expired  government must announce the results of the investigations and help the victims' families to know the fate of their lost children .

 

 

Wissam Khalil Ibrahim, the son of the missing person Khalil Ibrahim Zaghir, said that "his father, who was 57 years old, was abducted by members of ISIS in 24 of December 2015 and was led to one of their headquarters, and since that moment they did not know anything about him.

He also added when ISIS execute a person, an announcement is made by them, but no news about my father appeared that means he's still a live. We request the Iraqi government to know whether he is dead or alive, at least we would recover his body in worst cases.

 

 

The Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights interviewed 11 families who have missing people in Nineveh province, all of whom informed us that they could not reach to knowing the fate of their missing people They all complained from the lack of government communication nor helping them achieve any results for the people whose looking for them.

 

The Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights met Shaima Mohammed, the wife of the missing person Ahmed Naguib Hassan, who said that her husband was 46 years old at the time of his missing in the Wadi Hajar area on November 24, 2016.

"We have gone through the government institutions and reported the loss of my husband, but so far we have received nothing, all I want is my husband return or hear any news about him, there is not much things to do without the government help.

 

 

The Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights, said that ISIS kidnapped hundreds of civilians in the province of Nineveh during its invasion, and remained holding large numbers of them until the start of the liberation, which raises doubts about their location and fate

 

The Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights request the Iraqi Caretaker Government to aid those who have lost some of their family members to attain the truth about their existence.

 

 The Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights expressed that   

"People have the right to know the fate of those who went missing whether they were alive or killed, they have the entitlement to get their bodies and bury them in a proper way