Sexual assault in the United States armed forces is an ongoing issue which has received extensive media coverage in the past several years. Some are optimistic that this increase in reports is indicative of victims "growing more comfortable in the system". Reasons for discharge included having a "personality disorder" or engaging in misconduct related to the sexual assault such as fraternization or prior to the end of don't ask, don't tell homosexuality, even if the homosexual conduct was non-consensual.
Duringwomen and girls held in sexual slavery continued to be released from ISIL control. The Kurdistan Regional Government estimates that there are 3, Yazidis missing, including 1, women and girls. In camps for internally displaced persons, women and children with perceived affiliation to ISIL or originating from areas that were previously under ISIL control suffer sexual exploitation, restricted movement and a lack of access to services and civil documentation.
May 10, 1Post Types. American officials take pains to stress that these abuses are the work of a few bad eggs and that they do not stem from US policy. According to human rights organizations, some 10, Iraqis were killed over the last year, most of them civilians from arbitrary and indiscriminate firing, and very few US troops, if any, were ever investigated and prosecuted.
US Special Operations Command revealed Wednesday evening that an unnamed SEAL platoon in Iraq was being sent home early due to misconduct that caused the commander to lose confidence in the team's ability to conduct the mission. The statement identified the team's problems as "perceived deterioration of good order and discipline within the team during non-operational periods. According to Navy Times, the allegations under investigation stemmed largely from drinking at an Independence Day celebration. Not only were the SEALs in this platoon consuming alcohol in violation of relevant regulations, but a senior enlisted member of the platoon has been accused of raping a female service member working with the unit, The New York Times reportedciting a senior Navy official with knowledge of the issue.
The majority of abductees remain in captivity today. Those who have returned live in camps, where they struggle with stigma, and lack access to medical and psychosocial care and other basic services. Upon return from captivity, state officials refer survivors to medical examination and psychosocial services, and also to legal authorities.
The New Arab. Date of publication: 17 April, International human rights organisations have long reported on the abuses faced by Iraqi prisoners and minorities at the hands of militias and government agencies.
A special operations commander's decision to remove a Navy SEAL platoon from Iraq centered around allegations that a senior enlisted member of the team raped a female comrade, The New York Times reported Thursday. The Navy is investigating a report that a member of SEAL Team 7's Foxtrot Platoon sexually assaulted a female service member attached to the platoon, according to the Times. Some members of the platoon also allegedly drank during a Fourth of July celebration, a defense official confirmed, which is prohibited in Iraq.
An entire platoon of Navy SEAL commandos was abruptly removed from Iraq this week after commanders heard reports of serious misconduct and a breakdown of discipline in the elite unit. Officials did not release any details. But a senior Navy official with knowledge of the matter said the Navy is investigating reports that the unit, Foxtrot Platoon of SEAL Team 7, held a Fourth of July party where some members consumed alcohol against regulations, and that a senior enlisted member of the platoon had raped a female service member attached to the platoon.
Specifically, ISIL argued that the Yazidi were idol worshipers and appealed to the shariah practice of spoils of war. The pamphlet's guidelines also allow fighters to trade slaves, including for sex, as long as they have not been impregnated by their owner. ISIL has received widespread criticism from Muslim scholars and others in the Muslim world for using part of the Qur'an to derive a ruling in isolation, rather than considering the entire Qur'an and Hadith.
A dark picture of child sexual exploitation has emerged in areas occupied by the retreating Daesh forces in Iraq — says a new ECPAT report. Years of conflict and instability have left children displaced and vulnerable to sexual exploitation — with many so desperate that they have no other option but to exchange sex for survival. Adding to that, the ongoing conflict in neighbouring Syria has forcedrefugees across the border.