FJA Shortlist 2022

Category: Outstanding Investigative Reporting

Title of the article: Christian Real Estate in Iraq... Organized Appropriation by Forgery and Force of Arms

Author: Asaad Al-Zalzalee (Iraq)

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December 18, 2021


There has been much talk about ISIS’s expropriation of the lands and properties of religious minorities in Mosul and in some Iraqi provinces; however, the violations that started in 2003 are ongoing today and are not perpetrated by just one entity, as this investigation reveals. Read more