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Amnesty International: Iraqi forces must not repeat war crimes in Mosul offensive


Human rights accumulation Amnesty International has accused Iraqi armament and paramilitary groups of ache and actionable killings in their battles adjoin ISIS and warned that animus attacks and rights violations charge not be afresh in the operation to chargeless Mosul.Amnesty fabricated the accusations in a anathema 71-page abode Tuesday, a day afterwards an abhorrent led by Iraqi armament was launched to chargeless the burghal of Mosul from added than two years of ISIS rule.The report, Punished for Daesh s Crimes, alleges Iraqi aegis armament and some paramilitary groups beneath the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) awning agitated out accepted ache and extrajudicial killings in battles to chargeless cities — including Falluja this year and Tikrit in 2015 — from ISIS control. Daesh is the Arabic acronym for ISIS.The corruption generally targeted Sunni-Arab men in credible revenge for attacks by ISIS, the abode said. Abounding of these abuses were committed by Shia groups from the PMU, the abode claimed.Battle for Mosul could displace 1 actor people As the action to balance Mosul gets underway, it is acute that the Iraqi authorities booty accomplish to ensure these alarming abuses do not appear again, said Philip Luther, Amnesty s analysis and advancement administrator for the Middle East and North Africa. The Iraqi authorities charge exercise able command and ascendancy over militias, and they charge ensure that cadre active in accomplished violations do not booty allotment in the Mosul operations. In acknowledgment to Amnesty s allegations, Iraq s prime minister, Haider Al Abadi, told a columnist conference that he was acquainted of the report, saying: I haven t apprehend it. We accept accustomed a college board to attending into these violations, if they exist. The Kurdistan Regional Government said it has been alive with Amnesty International for several months to abode these claims — accurately the abolition of homes, brake of movement by civilians and the administrative process. A KRG agent accepted that some admiral had been punished for the array of offenses listed by Amnesty. He added that the Iraqi Kurdish President Massoud Barzani and added admiral had met with Amnesty assembly and were committed to investigating such allegations. Why the action for Mosul affairs in the action adjoin ISISThe abode — based predominantly on interviews with 470 bodies in July and August — declared several cases of corruption and ache of detainees in counter-ISIS operations. The corruption included electric shocks, beatings with metal confined and pipes, and threats of abduction directed adjoin changeable ancestors — all afore the administrative action began, the abode said. In the action for Falluja, the abode said at atomic 12 men and four boys were accomplished May 30 afterwards beat angry in al-Sijir. According to survivors quoted in the report, they had handed themselves over to armed men in aggressive and Federal Police uniforms and were told to band up and advance advanced afore actuality attempt dead. At atomic 73 added men and boys from the Jumaila association in al-Sijir abide unaccounted for.In addition case, PMU militias abducted, bent and dead men and boys from the al-Mehemda association from Saqlawiya in June this year, and at atomic 643 men abide missing, the abode said, citation allegation by a government analytic committee. I was apprenticed to the yellow house at night and put in a allowance of about 4m x 5m with tens of others. There was claret on the walls. Ache started immediately, Amnesty quoted a survivor as saying. They hit us with annihilation they could lay their easily on, metal rods, shovels, pipes, cables. They absolved on top of us with their boots. They angered us, and said that this was aftereffect … (for the 2014 Camp Speicher massacre). I saw two bodies die afore my eyes, the survivor continued.A agent for the PMU — accepted in Arabic as the Hashd Al-Shaabi — denied the allegations in the Amnesty report. The abode is based on advice the accumulation had aggregate from some politicians with agendas in adjustment to accord bad acceptability to the Hashd Al-Shaabi who played key cycle on liberating towns and burghal from ISIS, said agent Hassan al-Sari. He criticized Amnesty for absolution the abode as Iraqi aegis armament and paramilitary armament are angry to deliver Mosul, calling it amiss timing. ISIS hanged as abounding as 1,700 men in the Camp Speicher massacre, at what was aforetime a US aggressive abject abreast Tikrit.

Michigan ACLU sues schools after Flint water crisis


The ACLU of Michigan is suing academy districts that serve Flint, adage there are bare casework for the 30,000 accouchement there who were apparent to advance through the baptize supply.The chic activity accusation filed Tuesday additionally alleges that the federal Individuals with Disabilities Apprenticeship Act is actuality abandoned by not accouterment advancing screening or appropriate referrals for acquirements disabilities. It accurately addendum 11 Flint families whose accouchement accept disabilities but weren t evaluated for appropriate education, and some who were allegedly punished with banishment from academy rather than accustomed analysis for their disabilities.Health admiral cannot say whether there has been a fasten in bloom issues because of the baptize crisis, about the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there is no safe claret advance akin in children. Advance acknowledgment in accouchement can advance to behavioral problems, adorning delays, acquirements disabilities and added bloom issues. There is an astronomically aerial cardinal of expulsions and suspensions, said Kary Moss, the controlling administrator of the ACLU of Michigan. So there isn t annihilation actuality done to advice kids. One of our audience has been abeyant 50 times. We accept parents allurement for their kids to be adjourned and that s not actuality done for months. There s not eyes or audition screening. There are classes with 30 or 40 kids. Instead of able assets for accouchement the Flint schools allotment out acrid punishments, according to Moss. Accouchement are punished with physical restraints and aloneness techniques, the clothing reads.Flint ancestor Nakiya Wakes said it was her 7-year-old son who was abeyant 50 times aftermost year, during which she said she was allurement the academy to appraise him for appropriate apprenticeship classes. I kept argumentation with the academy that he bare an IEP — abundant apprenticeship plan. But they were still suspending him, Wakes said.Her son, now 8, and his sister both activated for aerial levels of advance aftermost year, Wakes said. They were not accommodating to assignment with me. Wakes said there was one time her son had fingerprints on his accoutrements from actuality captivated bottomward by academy staff. The acknowledgment was abrogating conduct policy, she said. One being captivated one arm, the added being had an arm, again accession had a leg. It doesn t booty four adults for a first-grader. They captivated him bottomward so adamantine he had fingerprints on his arms. That s too tight. These schools are not accouterment the casework they re declared to be. We charge absolute conduct policies. These kids are activity to charge advice through college. Advance is irreversible — they re activity to charge advice the blow of their lives. Education is the antidote The city s bread-and-butter abatement has larboard Flint Community Schools with a $10 actor deficit, according to the ACLU of Michigan. In the aftermost few years, as the citizenry beneath and schools began to close, classroom sizes got beyond and there are beneath resources. The ACLU is additionally suing the Genesee Intermediate Academy District, area Flint accouchement can appear school, and the Michigan Department of Education. For the accouchement of Flint, apprenticeship is the antitoxin to the accessible bloom crisis they accept endured, the accusation reads. Aggressive measures charge anon be taken to redress the failures of the Flint accessible apprenticeship system. If not, Flint will additionally become a civic attribute of the irreversible after-effects back government at all levels abandons its children. It goes on to say that in the deathwatch of the Flint advance crisis, Flint accouchement face an aberrant educational and civilian rights disaster. Though Flint schools were declining afore the baptize crisis began two years ago, some changes accept already been made. Added than a dozen new nurses were assassin in the two academy districts that serve Flint. An aboriginal adolescence centermost was opened in one of Flint s aforetime shuttered academy buildings.But Moss says those changes are not necessarily permanent, and addendum that Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder almost mentions the schools in his 75-point plan to advice Flint afterwards baptize crisis. If there s a absolute faculty of acclimation the city, authoritative it a abode that bodies appetite to move to, the schools accept to be allotment of the conversation. How do you not allocution about the schools? she said. A agent for the governor s appointment said they don t animadversion on awaiting litigation, but said, in accession to allotment for added nurses and the aboriginal adolescence apprenticeship program, the accompaniment has additionally been alive with schools to accomplish abiding there are able baptize filters, and assurance protocols. Education is a aerial antecedence for Governor Snyder, which is acutely demonstrated, in part, by the access of $1 billion in apprenticeship allotment back he took appointment and affecting increases in aboriginal adolescence apprenticeship initiatives in Michigan, a agent said.Steven Tunnicliff, accessory administrator of the Genesee Intermediate Academy District, said the commune is is reviewing the accusation and will not animadversion on awaiting litigation. The GISD has been, and remains, acutely committed to the needs of all acceptance and families in Flint and Genesee County, he wrote to .A agent for the Michigan Department of Apprenticeship beneath to comment. Flint Community Schools administrator Bilal Tawwab and the schools accessible relations close did not acknowledge to requests for comment.

Giuliani on rigged election: Dead people generally vote for Democrats


Washington Top Donald Trump adviser Rudy Giuliani claimed Sunday that Democrats could abduct a abutting acclamation by accepting asleep bodies vote in abutting cities, while carnality presidential applicant Mike Pence said the admission will absolutely acquire the aftereffect of the election. I m sorry, asleep bodies about vote for Democrats rather than Republicans, the above New York City ambassador told s Jake Tapper on State of the Union. You appetite me to (say) that I anticipate the acclamation in Philadelphia and Chicago is activity to be fair? I would acquire to be a addle-pate to say that. But he did say the bulk of cheating would alone appulse acutely abutting contest — noting, for example, if either Trump or Hillary Clinton won Pennsylvania by 5 points, the cheating he alleges would action would be negligible and not change the outcome.Giuliani was abetment up Trump, the Republican nominee, who has again claimed on the attack aisle — after accouterment affirmation — that his chase adjoin Clinton is actuality rigged.But Pence told NBC s Chuck Todd on Meet the Press that he will acquire the Acclamation Day results. We will actually acquire the aftereffect of the election, he said. Look, the American bodies will allege in an acclamation that will culminate on November the 8. But the American bodies are annoyed of the accessible bent in the civic media. That s area the faculty of a chic acclamation goes here, Chuck. Tapper pushed aback on Giuliani, adage alike Republicans had debunked the cabal theories pushed online that low vote totals in Philadelphia in 2012 for Mitt Romney were the aftereffect of a chic process. Giuliani said as a prosecutor, he remembers an acclamation in Chicago in which 720 allegedly asleep bodies voted — and that 60 asleep bodies casting ballots in his own mayor s race.He said elections artifice would alone accomplish a aberration in a 1 to 2 allotment point races.He additionally said that alone Democrats do it, because it happens in abutting cities. I can t sit actuality and acquaint you that they don t cheat. And I apperceive that because they ascendancy the polling places in these areas. There are no Republicans, and it s actual adamantine to get bodies there who will claiming votes. So what they do is, they leave asleep bodies on the rolls and again they pay bodies to vote as asleep people, four, five, six, seven times, Giuliani said. I ve begin actual few situations area Republicans cheat. They don t ascendancy the abutting cities the way Democrats do. Maybe if Republicans controlled the abutting cities, they d do as abundant cheating as Democrats do, he said. Giuliani on Trump dark allegations: I accept Donald Trump Tapper said: I anticipate there are a lot of elections experts that would acquire very, actual able disagreements with you. Giuliani responded: Well again they never prosecuted elections fraud. Newt Gingrich, the above House apostle and additionally a top Trump ally, said on ABC s This Week that Trump s apropos about acclamation accouterment are not about acclamation admiral at the belt level. However, he additionally apprenticed Trump voters to adviser polling stations. I bethink back Richard Nixon had the acclamation baseborn in 1960, and no austere historian doubts that Illinois and Texas were stolen. So to advance that, we have, you don t acquire annexation in Philadelphia is to abjure reality, Gingrich said.

Giuliani on rigged election: Dead people generally vote for Democrats featured BR


Washington Top Donald Trump adviser Rudy Giuliani claimed Sunday that Democrats could abduct a abutting acclamation by accepting asleep bodies vote in abutting cities, while carnality presidential applicant Mike Pence said the admission will absolutely acquire the aftereffect of the election. I m sorry, asleep bodies about vote for Democrats rather than Republicans, the above New York City ambassador told s Jake Tapper on State of the Union. You appetite me to (say) that I anticipate the acclamation in Philadelphia and Chicago is activity to be fair? I would acquire to be a addle-pate to say that. But he did say the bulk of cheating would alone appulse acutely abutting contest — noting, for example, if either Trump or Hillary Clinton won Pennsylvania by 5 points, the cheating he alleges would action would be negligible and not change the outcome.Giuliani was abetment up Trump, the Republican nominee, who has again claimed on the attack aisle — after accouterment affirmation — that his chase adjoin Clinton is actuality rigged.But Pence told NBC s Chuck Todd on Meet the Press that he will acquire the Acclamation Day results. We will actually acquire the aftereffect of the election, he said. Look, the American bodies will allege in an acclamation that will culminate on November the 8. But the American bodies are annoyed of the accessible bent in the civic media. That s area the faculty of a chic acclamation goes here, Chuck. Tapper pushed aback on Giuliani, adage alike Republicans had debunked the cabal theories pushed online that low vote totals in Philadelphia in 2012 for Mitt Romney were the aftereffect of a chic process. Giuliani said as a prosecutor, he remembers an acclamation in Chicago in which 720 allegedly asleep bodies voted — and that 60 asleep bodies casting ballots in his own mayor s race.He said elections artifice would alone accomplish a aberration in a 1 to 2 allotment point races.He additionally said that alone Democrats do it, because it happens in abutting cities. I can t sit actuality and acquaint you that they don t cheat. And I apperceive that because they ascendancy the polling places in these areas. There are no Republicans, and it s actual adamantine to get bodies there who will claiming votes. So what they do is, they leave asleep bodies on the rolls and again they pay bodies to vote as asleep people, four, five, six, seven times, Giuliani said. I ve begin actual few situations area Republicans cheat. They don t ascendancy the abutting cities the way Democrats do. Maybe if Republicans controlled the abutting cities, they d do as abundant cheating as Democrats do, he said. Giuliani on Trump dark allegations: I accept Donald Trump Tapper said: I anticipate there are a lot of elections experts that would acquire very, actual able disagreements with you. Giuliani responded: Well again they never prosecuted elections fraud. Newt Gingrich, the above House apostle and additionally a top Trump ally, said on ABC s This Week that Trump s apropos about acclamation accouterment are not about acclamation admiral at the belt level. However, he additionally apprenticed Trump voters to adviser polling stations. I bethink back Richard Nixon had the acclamation baseborn in 1960, and no austere historian doubts that Illinois and Texas were stolen. So to advance that, we have, you don t acquire annexation in Philadelphia is to abjure reality, Gingrich said.

Giuliani: I would have to be a moron to say some cities won t rig election featured BR


Washington Top Donald Trump adviser Rudy Giuliani claimed Sunday that Democrats could abduct a abutting acclamation by accepting asleep bodies vote in abutting cities, while carnality presidential applicant Mike Pence said the admission will absolutely acquire the aftereffect of the election. You appetite me to (say) that I anticipate the acclamation in Philadelphia and Chicago is activity to be fair? I would acquire to be a addle-pate to say that, the above New York City ambassador told s Jake Tapper on State of the Union. But he did say the bulk of cheating would alone appulse acutely abutting contest — noting, for example, if either Trump or Hillary Clinton won Pennsylvania by 5 points, the cheating he alleges would action would be negligible and not change the outcome.Giuliani was abetment up Trump, the Republican nominee, who has again claimed on the attack aisle — after accouterment affirmation — that his chase adjoin Clinton is actuality rigged.But Pence told NBC s Chuck Todd on Meet the Press that he will acquire the Acclamation Day results. We will actually acquire the aftereffect of the election, he said. Look, the American bodies will allege in an acclamation that will culminate on November the 8. But the American bodies are annoyed of the accessible bent in the civic media. That s area the faculty of a chic acclamation goes here, Chuck. Tapper pushed aback on Giuliani, adage alike Republicans had debunked the cabal theories pushed online that low vote totals in Philadelphia in 2012 for Mitt Romney were the aftereffect of a chic process. Giuliani said as a prosecutor, he remembers an acclamation in Chicago in which 720 allegedly asleep bodies voted — and that 60 asleep bodies casting ballots in his own mayor s race.He said elections artifice would alone accomplish a aberration in a 1 to 2 allotment point races.He additionally said that alone Democrats do it, because it happens in abutting cities. I can t sit actuality and acquaint you that they don t cheat. And I apperceive that because they ascendancy the polling places in these areas. There are no Republicans, and it s actual adamantine to get bodies there who will claiming votes. So what they do is, they leave asleep bodies on the rolls and again they pay bodies to vote as asleep people, four, five, six, seven times, Giuliani said. I ve begin actual few situations area Republicans cheat. They don t ascendancy the abutting cities the way Democrats do. Maybe if Republicans controlled the abutting cities, they d do as abundant cheating as Democrats do, he said. Giuliani on Trump dark allegations: I accept Donald Trump Tapper said: I anticipate there are a lot of elections experts that would acquire very, actual able disagreements with you. Giuliani responded: Well again they never prosecuted elections fraud. Newt Gingrich, the above House apostle and additionally a top Trump ally, said on ABC s This Week that Trump s apropos about acclamation accouterment are not about acclamation admiral at the belt level. However, he additionally apprenticed Trump voters to adviser polling stations. I bethink back Richard Nixon had the acclamation baseborn in 1960, and no austere historian doubts that Illinois and Texas were stolen. So to advance that, we have, you don t acquire annexation in Philadelphia is to abjure reality, Gingrich said.

Giuliani: I would have to be a moron to say some cities won t rig election


Washington Top Donald Trump adviser Rudy Giuliani claimed Sunday that Democrats could abduct an abutting acclamation by accepting asleep bodies vote in abutting cities. You appetite me to (say) that I anticipate the acclamation in Philadelphia and Chicago is activity to be fair? I would accept to be a addle-pate to say that, the above New York City ambassador told s Jake Tapper on State of the Union. But he did say the bulk of cheating would alone appulse acutely abutting contest — noting, for example, if either Trump or Hillary Clinton won Pennsylvania by 5 points, the cheating he alleges would action would be negligible and not change the outcome.Giuliani was abetment up Trump, the Republican nominee, who has again claimed on the attack aisle — after accouterment affirmation — that his chase adjoin Clinton is actuality rigged.Tapper pushed aback by adage alike Republicans had debunked the cabal theories pushed online that low vote totals in Philadelphia in 2012 for Mitt Romney were the aftereffect of a chic process. Giuliani said as a prosecutor, he remembers an acclamation in Chicago in which 720 allegedly asleep bodies voted — and that 60 asleep bodies casting ballots in his own mayor s race.He said elections artifice would alone accomplish a aberration in a 1 to 2 allotment point races.He additionally said that alone Democrats do it, because it happens in abutting cities. I can t sit actuality and acquaint you that they don t cheat. And I apperceive that because they ascendancy the polling places in these areas. There are no Republicans, and it s actual adamantine to get bodies there who will claiming votes. So what they do is, they leave asleep bodies on the rolls and again they pay bodies to vote as asleep people, four, five, six, seven times, Giuliani said. I ve begin actual few situations area Republicans cheat. They don t ascendancy the abutting cities the way Democrats do. Maybe if Republicans controlled the abutting cities, they d do as abundant cheating as Democrats do, he said. Tapper said: I anticipate there are a lot of elections experts that would accept very, actual able disagreements with you. Giuliani responded: Well again they never prosecuted elections fraud.