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Ammar Al Shahbander. (Photo: IWPR)
12 Oct 15
He was a dreamer, but with perfect faith that his dreams could come true.
A child from one of the Yezidi families now settled in Armenia. (Photo: Armine Martirosyan)
8 Sep 15
Although Armenia has a longstanding Yezidi community, only a handful of refugees have made it out of Iraq so far.
25 Jun 15
The late Ammar Al Shahbander shows off the Baghdad office and talks about its work.
Ammar Al Shahbander. (Photo: IWPR)
28 May 15
A friend and colleague recalls Ammar Al Shahbander, who died on May 2.
Ammar Al Shahbander with Tony Borden in a picture from 2012. (Photo: IWPR)
15 May 15
IWPR's executive director describes the respect and affection people had for Ammar Al Shahbander.
Placard mourning Ammar Al Shahbander in Baghdad. Photo: Hatem Tome)
14 May 15
After an emotional farewell, colleagues reflect on his contribution in life.
Last Saturday night, in Baghdad, my friend Ammar al-Shahbander went to hear a concert sponsored by a local civic group. It was the kind of request - a fun way to support life going on in Iraq - that he didn’t tend to refuse. (Photo: Ammar Al Shahbander)
7 May 15
Ammar al-Shahbander gave his life to two causes that are never for the faint of heart – Iraq’s future, and the freedom to think and write.
Ammar Al Shahbander, 1973-2015.
In Memoriam
3 May 15
Car bomb claims the life of dearest colleague, husband and father of four.
7 Jan 15
Female leaders given skills to conceptualise and plan work on political participation and rights.
7 Jan 15
Training opens police officers' eyes to the importance of community outreach.