Palestinians in Iraq tortured, ill-treated: Amnesty

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LONDON (AFP) — Thousands of Palestinian refugees in Iraq have been ill-treated, with many of them abducted, tortured and murdered by armed Shiite Muslim groups, Amnesty International said in a report published Monday…Palestinians are targeted, it said, because they are seen to have received “preferential treatment” from the ousted dictatorship of Saddam Hussein, a Sunni like most of them, or they are suspected to support Sunni insurgents.

“Many Palestinians were arrested and detained by the Iraqi security forces for the same reasons. Some were allegedly tortured in detention,” it said.It said “scores of Palestinian refugees in Iraq” have been killed since the US-led invasion in 2003…”So far, the Iraqi government and the US military forces have failed to provide them with adequate protection,” the report said.

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