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Iraqi Security Forces Kill Protester at Rally Demanding Accountability for Murdered Activists

HeadlineMay 26, 2021

In Iraq, security forces killed one protester and injured scores of others at a Baghdad rally calling for justice for murdered activists and protesters. The protest was called following the killing of civil society activist Ehab al-Wazni in Karbala earlier this month. This is a demonstrator speaking Tuesday.

Muhammad al-Yasiri: “We returned to protest, to demand the dismissal of the central government, because our previous demands to reveal the killers of the protesters have been ignored.”

According to the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights, at least 35 activists and 600 protesters have been killed since the fall of 2019, when mass protests started forming.

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