Subsequent to the discovery of the mass graves in Khan Dhari, near Abu Ghraib Prison and the recovery of the remains of the well-known Kurdish singer Qadir Kaban. IRDP would like to draw attention to documents related to Mr.Kaban.
According to these documents Mr.Kaban was arrested on 28 Feb 1981 by order of Amn Sulaimaniya and handed over to al-Tamim Intelligence. No reason is given for his arrest.
His assets, including his house and parcels as well as "movable assets" were confiscated. The fate of his family can not be known from those documents.
IRDP's archive contains thousands of records of arrest that may be tied into the mass graves that are being currently discovered in Iraq. IRDP's archive provides a vehicle for the families of victims to learn the history of their relatives.