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Iraq: seized

Gangs in Baghdad are seizing homes left empty by those – mostly Christian families – who have been forced to flee because of violent attacks, it was reported in April.

Barnabas Fund

William Warda, head of the Baghdad-based Hammurabi Human Rights Organisation, said they had received dozens of cases, adding: ‘Most of them are afraid of submitting complaints to the government, because they do not believe they can protect themselves if they file a lawsuit – they are fearful of being kidnapped.’