Thursday, August 12, 2010

Samer Muscati: Torture in Iraq and More Part 1 & 2

Interview Part One

Interview Part Two

Samer Muscati researches and reports on the human rights situation in Iraq for Human Rights Watch. Samer recently returned from a trip to Iraq during which he and his colleagues interviewed over 40 men who had been tortured while detained in an Iraqi prison. EPIC talked with Samer about the Iraqi government’s role in preventing torture, the violence facing religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq, and the future of civil society there.

Samer is a researcher with Human Rights Watch, a New York-based human rights organization. A former lawyer and freelance journalist, Samer has worked in Timor-Leste, Rwanda, and Iraq. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, Samer worked in Iraq for eighteen months. There, he consulted on a project of the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development designed to support the operation of the Iraqi government.

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