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Iraq: Government Promises Action On Security Force Abuse

Expand Mourners carry the flag-draped coffin of a protester killed during a demonstration in Najaf, October 8, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo/Anmar Khalil   (Beirut) – The Iraqi government has promised dismissals and possible additional action against senior security officials over the deadly response to a series of protests in early October 2019, Human Rights Watch said today. However, the Iraqi government has yet to make its findings public, and its report did not address some of the most serious abuses committed during the protests and the alleged role of Popular Mobilization Forces (Hashad or PMF)…

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