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Iraq: Crackdown on Baghdad Protests

Email Baghdad’s new governor, Ali al-Tamimi, should immediately declare that he will support Iraqis’ right to exercise free assembly. He should revoke regulations that allow police to prevent peaceful protest. On August 2, 2013, security forces invoked the regulations, which breach safeguards contained in Iraq’s constitution, to detain 13 people who attempted to protest against corruption and Iraq’s continuing slide into violence. Al-Tamimi became governor of Baghdad a month ago (Baghdad) – Baghdad’s new governor, Ali al-Tamimi, should immediately declare that he will support Iraqis’…

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