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2 Killed as Iraqi Forces Open Fire on Protesters Demanding Freedom for Jailed Activist

HeadlineDec 08, 2022

In Iraq, two people were killed and at least 16 others wounded after soldiers opened fire with live ammunition on a crowd of protesters in the southern city of Nasiriyah. About 300 people joined Wednesday’s protests, demanding freedom for a young activist who was sentenced to three years in prison for a social media post that mocked the commander of a Shiite paramilitary group. He was convicted on charges of publicly insulting a government institution or official. 

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