Iraqi daily worker Rasoul Al Janabi forcibly disappeared since June 2014

Iraqi daily worker Rasoul Al Janabi forcibly disappeared since June 2014

On June17, 2014, Rasoul Al Janabi and his brother Omar were at their parents’ house in Madain in Baghdad when they were arrested by a group of Intelligence forces from the 42nd Brigade of the 11th Division of the Iraqi Army. Five days after their arrest, only Omarwas released.Rasoul, however, was never released, and his fate and whereabouts remain unknown.
Latest Updates
September 25, 2020: MENA Rights Group and the Iraqi War Crimes Documentation Center request the urgent intervention of the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances.
November 16, 2017: The Iraqi Military Intelligence Directorate sends a letter to the Office of the Inspector General at the Ministry of Interior, asking them to look into Al Janabi’s whereabouts.
July 24, 2017: The Office of the Inspector General at the Ministry of Defence sends a letter to the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers explaining that Al Janabi was supposed to be released with another detainee.
May 17, 2017: Al Janabi’s parents report the disappearance of their son to the Government Coordination and Citizen Affairs Department of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers.
March 19, 2017: The Investigation Court of Madain, sends a letter to the Office of the Inspector General at the Ministry of Defence, in order to look into Al Janabi’s whereabouts.
December 15, 2014: The Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights sends a letter to the Office of the Chief Prosecutor of the Supreme Judicial Council, upon the request of Al Janabi’s family, asking them to clarify Al Janabi’s whereabouts
June 22, 2014: Omar, Rasoul’s brother, is released.
June17, 2014: While Rasoul Al Janabi and his brother Omar were at their parents’ house in Madain, Baghdad Governorate, they are arrested by a group of Intelligence forces from the 42nd Brigade of the 11th Division of the Iraqi Army.

On June 17, 2014, Rasoul Al Janabi and his brother Omar were at their parents’ house in Madain, Baghdad when they were arrested by a group of Intelligence forces from the 42nd Brigade of the 11th Division of the Iraqi Army. While Omar was released five days after the arrest,Rasoul was accused, alongside other people, of bombing of two cars in the village of Brijan, Madain. Rasoul was never released, and his fate and whereabouts remain unknown.

Upon the request of Al Janabi’s family, the Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights sent a letter on December 15, 2014 to the Office of the Chief Prosecutor of the Supreme Judicial Council, asking them to clarify Al Janabi’s whereabouts. The Investigation Court of Madain additionally sent a letter on March 19, 2017 to the Office of the Inspector General at the Ministry of Defence in order to look into Al Janabi’s whereabouts.

On May 17, 2017, Al Janabi’s parents reported the disappearance of their son to the Government Coordination and Citizen Affairs Department of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers. More than two months later, on July 24, the Office of the Inspector General at the Ministry of Defence then sent a letter to the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers explaining that Rasoul Al Janabi was supposed to be released with another detainee, as no charges were brought against them in relation to the car bombing incident.

Instead of being released, both Rasoul and the other detainee were asked to accompanya Brigadier General named “Sadiq” in his military car. As mentioned by the Ministry of defence, Sadiq then drove them to an unknown place, after which they have remained disappeared.

Brigadier General Sadiq is an officer in the intelligence department of the Iraqi Army. When he was questioned by an investigation team on where he had driven Al Janabi and the other detainee, he gave two contradicting answers: he first stated that he drove them to the headquarters of the 42nd Brigade of the Iraqi Army. He then stated that he drove them to the Federal Police. Brigadier General Sadiq did not provide his interrogators with his full name.

On November 16, 2017, a letter was sent by the Iraqi Military Intelligence Directorate to the Office of the Inspector General atthe Ministry of Interior, to look into Al Janabi’s whereabouts. On September25, 2020, MENA Rights Group and the Iraqi War Crimes Documentation Center requested the urgent intervention of the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances.