Practice Relating to Rule 128. Release and Return of Persons Deprived of Their Liberty
Section A. Release and return without delay
The Report on the Practice of Iraq refers to a military communiqué issued in 1980 during the Iran–Iraq War which pointed out that citizens of other countries who found themselves in Iraq were repatriated following evacuation.
In 2012, in a speech at the “Conference of Consolidation with Arab and Palestinian Detainees in the Prisons of Israeli Occupation”, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iraq stated:
We are looking forward … to the release of … Arab and Palestinian prisoners from Israeli prisons …
… I would like to … renew our demand of instant and unconditional release of all Arab and Palestinian prisoners and detainees in Israeli occupation prisons.