Война против иракских женщин

Багдад amp#45;amp#45; Иракские женские организации и международные наблюдатели указывают на эскалацию войны, направленной против женщин в Ираке, которой способствуют хаос и беззаконие, царящие под американской оккупацией. В дополнение к насилию со стороны американских солдат, как в тюрьмах, так и за их пределами, женщины в Ираке ежедневно сталкиваются с насилием со стороны боевиков под прикрытием религии и ampquot;освобожденияampquot;.

Согласно данным Управления ООН по Координации гуманитарной деятельности, во втором по величине городе Ирака Басре, являющемся оплотом консервативных шиитских групп, в прошлом году 133 женщины были убиты за нарушение ampquot;исламских ученийampquot; и стали жертвами так называемых ampquot;убийств честиampquot;. Эти методы являются жестоким свидетельством ответной реакции со стороны ранее подавленных племенных сил, освобожденных оккупацией: задушенные и обезглавленные женщины с отрубленными кистями, руками и ногами.

В то время как войска США в Ираке в настоящее время финансируют как суннитских, так и шиитских племенных лидеров с целью стабилизации положения в стране, условия для женщин становятся опаснее с каждым днем. Исламистские лидеры ввели новые ограничения в отношении женщин, в том числе запреты на работу и появление на людях без мухрама (мужчины - опекуна), а также обязательное ношение покрывала.

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