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Kurdistan Region President Barzani condemns threats, attacks against Iraqi demonstrators

Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani (File)
2021-05-11

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SULAIMANI — Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani on Tuesday (May 11) expressed concerns about the continued threats and attacks against demonstrators in Iraq.

Barzani said in a tweet that he condemns such actions, which increase turmoil and complications in the country.

“A limit must be set to it and the perpetrators must be brought to justice,” he said.

Following attacks targeting journalist Ahmed Hassan and anti-government campaigner Ihab al-Wazni in recent days, protest movement supporters took to the streets to demand an end to official impunity on Monday.

Around 30 activists have died in targeted killings and dozens of others have been abducted since October 2019, according to AFP.

(NRT Digital Media)