Honor Killings on the Rise in Iraq

Honor Killings in Iraq are apparently on the rise and worth a look for a photo-led essay. Listen to Anne Garrels chilling NPR radio report on practice here. There is also this article from Human Rights Watch. It also links to other HRW reports. This country report from the US Department of State. It notes that there is, or was, a safe house in located within the International Zone supported by some NGOs. Could be a worthy start for any investigation into the practice. The BBC also has a nice piece on Women and Islam, including a discussion with two experts on the issues. And to be enlightened and disturbed, take a look at the responses to Salon's own Honor Killing article. Also, here is a list of press contacts for HRW:

New York Press Desk Tel: 1 212 216 1832 Fax: 1 212 736 1300 Minky Worden Media Director Tel: 1 212 216 1250 Fax: 1 212 736 1300 Lance Lattig Media Editor Tel: 1 212 216 1252 Fax: 1 212 736 1300 Address: 350 Fifth Avenue, 34th floor New York, NY 10118-3299 USA Tel: 1 212 290 4700 (Main Number) London Steve Crawshaw

London Director

Tel: 44 20 7713 2766

Fax: 44 20 7713 1800

Email: crawshs@hrw.org Urmi ShahPress and Information Officer Tel: 44 20 7713 2788 Fax: 44 20 7713 1800 Email: shahu@hrw.org Anna Richmond Associate Tel: 44 20 7713 2782 Fax: 44 20 7713 1800 Address: 2nd Floor, 2-12 Pentonville RoadLondon N1 9HF, UK Tel: 44 20 7713 1995 (Main Number) Brussels Jean-Paul MarthozEuropean Press Director Tel: 32 2 732 2009 / 32 2 736 78 38 Fax: 32 2 732 0471 Email: marthoj@hrw.org Vanessa Saenen Office and Press Coordinator Tel: 32 2 732 2009 Email: saenenv@hrw.org Address: Rue Van Campenhout 15, 1000 Brussels, Belgium Tel: 32 2 732 2009 Email: hrwatcheu@skynet.be (Brussels Office)

 

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