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Kurdish Authorities Clampdown Ahead of Protests

Expand A view of the city of Dohuk in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. © 2017 Laurence Geai/SIPA via AP Images Kurdistan Regional Government (KRI) authorities have just hammered another nail into the proverbial coffin of free expression in Iraq, arresting dozens in an effort to prevent a planned protest. According to a journalist  and two teachers from the city of Duhok in Iraq's Kurdistan Region, KRI government employees, including teachers, have not received salaries since February, reportedly because of crashing oil prices and the economic fallout from Covid-19. Delayed salaries have been…

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