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Avoid ad hoc exhumations, HRW tells Iraqis

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Author: AFPThu, 2017-03-23ID: 1490209048283335600BAGHDAD: Iraqis should not carry out hurried or ad hoc exhumations of mass graves left by terrorists, as this makes identifying victims more difficult, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Wednesday. “The strong desire to exhume the remains of loved ones from mass graves is perfectly understandable, but hastily conducted exhumations seriously harm the chances of identifying the victims and preserving evidence,” Lama Fakih, HRW’s deputy Middle East director, said. “While exhuming the remains of those killed at (Khasfa) may be difficult, authorities should do what they can to make sure that those who lost their loved ones there have access to justice,” Fakih said, referring to a mass grave site south of Mosul.
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