Statement no. (1237)
Regarding raid and arrest campaigns of (799) civilians conducted in February 2017
Praise be to Allah, and may prayers and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah, Mohamad Ibn Abdullah, his family; companions, and followers:
According to new statistics prepared by Human Rights Department in AMSI about the raid and arrest campaigns which included Iraqi nationals in the last February ;the department registered (60) announced campaigns; resulting in arresting of (799) persons ,as well as (23) murder cases occurred in these campaigns.
The raid and arrest campaigns included (10)provinces in Iraq , and a number of them got the largest share of arbitrary arrests where Wasit province came first place with (341 )detainees ,Nineveh in the second place with (266);Baghdad ranked third by (68) detainees ,Diyala province by (62) ones ,Ta'meem (25) detainees ;followed by Salah-il-deen with(18)detainees, Babel province (10)arrested persons ; Anbar (4)detainees, Thi-Qar (3) detainees ,Karbala' with (two)arrested persons.
This census is limited to the announced data of interior and defense ministries; and does not include statistics of arrests carried out by the ministry of so-called "national security" , the offices of anti –terrorism and those of PM which are secrecy carried out. Also, the data did not include random and undeclared arrests carried out by Awakening elements, in addition to ;campaigns of arrests carried out by the militias and Kurdish security apparatuses (Peshmerga ,Asaiysh, Parastin and Zanyari) and other militias in Diyala, Ta'meem ,Salah-il-Deen ,Nineveh, Suleimaniya ,Erbil and Dohouk).
The Association of Muslim Scholars counts such large numbers of detainees at the beginning of each month in unjust campaigns which have turned Iraq in testimony of the whole world into a big prison where the most heinous crimes are committed in the name of freedom and democracy ;the association withstands the government the full responsibility for these breaches ,and demands to release all the guiltless detainees and calls for the international , human right and Islamic Cooperation organization and Arab League to intervene to stop those violations and conceal the perpetrators.
6th of Jumada Al-Akhir /1438 H