Iraqi forces ‘displaced, beat and imprisoned’ family members of Isil fighters, report claims

Iraqi forces have displaced, beaten and imprisoned members of at least 235 families of suspected Isil fighters, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday.

The rights watchdog accused the Popular Mobilisation Front (PMF), a group of government-linked Shiite militias that answer to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, of “waging collective punishment on civilians”.

Human Rights Watch said it conducted interviews with at least 235 families as well as officials, managers of camps for displaced people, and international organisations.

Gee, this just ruined my whole day.