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On Vulnerable Ground

 

Tuesday 10 November 2009, by Human Rights Watch (HRW)

Violence against Minority Communities in Nineveh Province’s Disputed Territories

This 51-page report calls on the regional government to grant legal recognition to Shabaks and Yazidis as distinct ethnic groups instead of imposing Kurdish identity on them and to ensure that they can participate in public affairs without fear of retribution. The report also calls on the central government in Baghdad to protect minorities at the local, provincial, and national levels, and to investigate killings and displacement of Assyrian Christians and deadly attacks against other minorities.

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