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Iraq: Minority Groups

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL6279, tabled on 13 March 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Iraq about reports of (1) the killing of a Christian doctor and two members of his family in a home invasion, and (2) the murder of a member of the Sabean Mandaean community who was kidnapped from his shop, in Baghdad earlier this month; and what efforts are underway to bring those responsible for those crimes to justice.

Answered on

27 March 2018

We are aware of reports of the recent killing of a doctor and his family and of a kidnapping in Baghdad. We continue to make it clearto the Government of Iraq at the highest levels the importance of ensuring civilians are protected and that human rights are respected.We welcome Prime Minister Abadi's commitment in his weekly statement to protect all Iraqi citizens and pursue every criminal who threatens the security of Iraqi citizens.