Hudson Institute will host a discussion on the collective punishment practices of the Iraqi government on citizens with alleged ties to the Islamic State. In the wake of the country’s efforts to heal following an expensive war and ISIS occupation, the government of Iraq has begun convicting thousands of Syrian and Iraqi Sunnis living in ISIS controlled territory in Iraq and Syria. These efforts, which have captured the attention of human rights activists and the media, have citizens being convicted and penalized with lengthy prison terms and death sentences while forfeiting their ability to proper legal defense.
Panelists will include Advocacy and Communications Officer for the Norwegian Refugee Council Basma Alloush and Robert A. Fox Fellow at Foreign Policy Research Institute Rasha Al Aqeedi. The conversation will be moderated by Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Michael Pregent.