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The right to life of civilians in Iraq has fallen victim to a combination of terrorism, violent crime and military excesses, UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan says. More than 80% of the 1100 bodies brought in to Baghdad's Forensic Institute during the month of July bore evidence of violent death, 'far in excess of the averages in previous months', Annan told the Security Council on Thursday in a progress report on the world body's operations in Iraq.

'These figures are indicative of a steadily deteriorating trend and provide an important indicator of the absence of protection of the right to life which prevails at this time in Iraq,' his report said.
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Amanda Lang was a wonderful member of the Opednews team, and the first volunteer editor, for a good number of years being a senior editor. She passed away summer 2014.

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