segunda-feira, agosto 17, 2009


Falta de carácter … civilizacional, é o que parece faltar no Iraque.

«Secuestros, asesinatos, mutilaciones y torturas. Los testimonios recogidos por la ONG Human Rights Watch en Irak dibujan el contorno de la campaña brutal contra los homosexuales que se ha difundido en el país. (…) El compañero sentimental de una de las víctimas mortales de esta campaña de violencia, citado por HRW, cuenta así como acabó la vida de su pareja: "Cuatro hombres armados enmascarados y vestidos de negro irrumpieron en la casa. Preguntaron por él, le insultaron y se lo llevaron delante de sus padres. Fue encontrado en el barrio al día siguiente. Habían arrojado su cadáver en la basura. Le habían cortado los genitales y le habían arrancado un trozo de la garganta".»

«Militiamen are torturing and killing gay Iraqi men with impunity in a systematic campaign that has spread from Baghdad to several other cities, a prominent human rights group said in a report. (…) The bodies of several gay men were found in Baghdad's main Shiite district of Sadr City earlier this year with the Arabic words for "pervert" and "puppy" _ considered derogatory terms for homosexuals in Iraq _ written on their chests. (…) a well-informed U.N. official as saying in April that the death toll was probably "in the hundreds." (…) Human Rights Watch accused authorities of doing nothing to stop the killings and warned that reflected an overall inability to protect the people. (…) "They had thrown his corpse in the garbage. His genitals were cut off and a piece of his throat was ripped out," Hamid was quoted as saying.»

«So-called honour killings also account for deaths where families punish their own kin in order to avoid public shame. (…) The report says members of the Mehdi Army militia group are spearheading the campaign, but police are also accused - even though homosexuality is legal. (…) Witnesses say vigilante groups break into homes and pick people up in the street, interrogating them to extract the names of other potential victims, before murdering them. (…) "We've heard stories confirmed by doctors of men having their anuses glued and then being force-fed laxatives which leads to a very painful death," says Ms Moumneh told the BBC. (…) Mehdi army spokesmen and clerics have condemned what they call the "feminisation" of Iraqi men and have urged the military to take action against them.»

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