[ltr]Human Rights Watch: authorities evicted residents and displaced Arabs from Kirkuk[/ltr][ltr]
Kirkuk - Iraq Press - November 4: According to Human Rights Watch, said that Kurdish authorities evicted residents and displaced Arabs from Kirkuk province , " the latest displacement of a campaign."
The organization said it "does not have any information about similar displacement against the Kurdish population operations in the city," she said. "As the victims of the demolitions and expulsions are Arabs only it seems, in the absence of any explanation from the authorities for reasons of being targeted, the work carried out by the Government of KRG appear to discriminate. "
The Deputy Director of the Middle East division Lama Fakih , "including that of the Kurdistan Regional Government security forces working to protect civilians from Daesh, it must ensure that security measures do not threaten civilians and undermine their rights."
The news organization for human rights activists in Kirkuk as saying that authorities forced at least 250 families to flee on 23 October, and 75 other family , at least for the next day, most of them from one neighborhood south of the city in June. "
They also said that the authorities had demolished 100 houses , at least in the same period.
The organization said the other hand , the Kurdistan government denies targeting Arabs or launching operations against forced displacement.
Kurdistan Regional Government responded to the organization 's report and announced the suspension of support on the backof the report.
The head of the evaluation committee and to respond to international reports in the provincial government, Dindar Zebari, " I will not offer support for the organization Human Rights Watch anymore." Q ended