Wednesday, 16 Oct 2019

International Human Rights Commission: US military buries nuclear waste at Taji military base

BAGHDAD The International Commission on Human Rights warned of negative effects on the environment in Iraq because US forces buried radioactive nuclear waste at the Taji military base north of Baghdad.

The Committee said in a press statement that "its sources in the field reported the descent of large numbers of US forces at the military base of Taji and buried radioactive nuclear waste that will have negative effects on the environment, the most important spread of some diseases, especially cancer," considering this violation of the sovereignty of Iraq and in violation of International laws and customs.

On the other hand, the International Committee on Human Rights called on the government authorities not to harass demonstrators and to deal with them according to legal mechanisms and in accordance with the principles of human rights and in the public interest that requires it, and not politicize the demonstrations, warning of the oppressors and seize opportunities to hunt in troubled water.

The Special Adviser to the Middle East Commissioner for the International Committee, Haidar al-Shara, expressed serious concern about the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the city of Basra and the increased violence against the demonstrators, noting that "events in the city of Basra reflect the failure of all government agencies in all the accumulated crises, "he said.

He added that "excessive use of force against demonstrators complexes the scene in the city, where there is no legal justification or constitutional justification for the use of force against demonstrators who demand the rights of their project and peaceful ways in accordance with the right guaranteed by the Constitution and the law.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

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