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Iraq: Basra Political Group Targeted

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Click to expand Image Protesters take part in an anti-government demonstration outside the provincial council building in Basra, Iraq, August 17, 2020.  © 2020 Nabil Jurani/AP Images  (Beirut) – Unidentified gunmen have since August 14, 2020, assassinated two protesters and wounded another four, all linked to a youth protest group with political aspirations in Basra, in southern Iraq, Human Rights Watch said today. They are the most recent victims of killings of hundreds of protesters in Baghdad and southern Iraq since October 2019, including by abusive security forces. The authorities…

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