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Omar Al-Amri

Omar Al-Amri

HRD, member
Iraqi Social Forum

Omar Al-Amri is a human rights defender and member of the Iraqi Social Forum. He works on social and economic rights in Iraq, including by blogging about these issues.


Human rights defenders in Iraq have been subjected to attack, harassment, arbitrary arrest and detention without trial. Despite the fact that Iraq became a party to the Convention Against Torture in July 2011, torture and ill-treatment in camps and detention centres remains widespread, including against imprisoned human rights defenders and democracy activists.