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.
2 Killed as Iraqi Forces Open Fire on Protesters Demanding Freedom for Jailed Activist
HeadlineDec 08, 2022