‘Collective punishment & war crimes’: HRW condemns forced relocation of ISIS families in Iraq
Forced relocations of alleged Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists’ families to a “rehabilitation camp” in Iraq are an act of collective punishment, Human Rights Watch has stated. RT spoke to an HRW member who visited the camp.
In a report published Thursday, HRW said that at least 170 families of suspected ISIS fighters, mainly women and children, were relocated against their will to a closed “rehabilitation camp” in Bartalla, 14 kilometers east of Mosul, Iraq, recently retaken from terrorists.
The organization considers the relocations “abusive acts” amounting to “war crimes.”
They’re lucky they weren’t tarred and feathered first.