Iraq, Syria Play Small Parts In Human Rights Abuses Report
Human Rights Watch released its 656-page world report documenting abuses around the globe. Syria and Iraq played only small parts in 2014's abuses.By Cliff Judy | January 29, 2015
"[The fighters] started shooting at them to execute them," survivor of a Mosul prison massacre M.A. told Human Rights Watch. "After this, they burned the entire place." (Video via Human Rights Watch, YouTube / ولاية الرقة)
Human Rights Watch issued its annual report Thursday detailing atrocities and abuses worldwide in 2014. Militants fighting for ISIS in Iraq and Syria were only a small part of the 656-page report.
"Human rights violations played a major role in spawning or aggravating most of today's crises," HRW Executive Director Kenneth Roth wrote.