Tunisia: Six Orphans Brought Residence from Libya

Tunisia: Six Orphans Brought Residence from Libya

Countless kids of ISIS Suspects in Syria, Libya, Iraq want Help

A lady walks with a kid in Roj camp, which holds international wives and young ones of Islamic State (ISIS) people, in northeast Syria, September 2018.

© 2018 Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images (Tunis) –Tunisia’s action on 23, 2020, to bring home from Libya six orphaned children of suspected Islamic State (also known as ISIS) members is a step toward protecting the rights of these children, Human Rights Watch said today january. Tunisian authorities should do their utmost now to quickly bring house significantly more than 36 other kids of ISIS suspects who remain stranded in Libya, along with 160 other people thought to be held in camps and prisons in Syria and Iraq.

“Tunisia should move swiftly to adhere to this good step with further action to create house its young ones caught in squalid camps and prisons in war-torn nations, ” said Amna Guellali, Tunisia manager at Human Rights Watch. “Children really should not be penalized for the purported crimes of the moms and dads. ”

The repatriation associated with the six orphans follows other repatriations in 2017 and 2018, as soon as the Tunisian government brought house three other kids of ISIS suspects from Libya. The dads and mothers regarding the orphans had been apparently killed in 2016 airstrikes on Sirte, which during the right time ended up being an ISIS stronghold as well as the group’s self-declared capital in Libya. Ever since then, the staying orphans had been held in a facility in Misrata, in northwest Libya, that the Misrata branch for the Libyan Red Crescent supervises. Continue reading Tunisia: Six Orphans Brought Residence from Libya