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Iraqi authorities must not block peaceful protests

Headline Title:  Iraqi authorities must not block peaceful protests 30 August 2013 A day ahead of planned country-wide protests in Baghdad and across Iraq, Amnesty International calls on the Iraqi authorities to respect and protect protesters’ rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression.The Iraqi authorities have appeared determined to stop large demonstrations taking place in central Baghdad since anti-government protests erupted across the Middle East and North Africa in 2011.“People in Iraq have the right to express their views freely and to protest peacefully without…

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