Sunday, 24 April 2011
More news on recent protests
Human Rights Watch reports (April 21st): Kurdistan authorities should end their widening crackdown on peaceful protests in northern
, Human Rights Watch said. The authorities should hold accountable those responsible for attacking protesters and journalists in Arbil and Sulaimaniya since April 17, 2011, including opening fire on demonstrators and beating them severely, Human Rights Watch said. Iraq
Human Rights Watch also called on Iraqi authorities in
Baghdad to investigate the detention and torture of a protester, Alaa Nabil, and to charge or release more than two dozen activists held in a prison in Baghdad's . Central government and Kurdistan Regional Government authorities should revoke their recent bans on unlicensed demonstrations in Sulaimaniya province and on street protests in Old Muthanna Airport , Human Rights Watch said. Baghdad
CNN reports (April 22nd): Nearly 6,000 protesters flooded the centre of the Iraqi city of
Mosul, defying a curfew imposed by military authorities seeking to control tensions tied to the looming withdrawal of troops from the country. U.S.
M&C reports (April 22nd): At least one protester was killed and 44 injured when security forces fired live ammunition to disperse hundreds of protesters gathered to rally against the
US presence in , according to medical sources. Iraq
Nabil al-Khayat, head of the
general hospital, said he received the body of a 23-year-old man, who was shot in the head. At least 44 injured were hospitalized at the hospital including 13 tribal leaders, al-Khayat said. Mosul
'Many of those injured are in critical condition, due to severe bleeding. Also, the hospital did not receive medical supplies needed for them due to the curfew imposed in the city,' al-Khayat said.
Iraqi Kurd demo fatalities rise to 10
AFP report (April 23rd): A 28-year-old Kurdish protester died of gunshot wounds, becoming the tenth person killed in more than two months of rallies in Iraq's northern autonomous region, a doctor said.
Sit-in demo by Falluja lawyers demanding
troops departure U.S.
Aswat al-Iraq reports (April 21st): Lawyers from Falluja city have announced a sit-in demonstration on Thursday, demanding the departure of the American forces from
and the release of detainees, who were not convicted. Iraq
“Hundreds of Falluja Lawyers have organized a sit-in demonstration at the headquarters of the Lawyers Syndicate, demanding the departure of the
U.S. forces from and the release of innocent detainees from prisons, where they spent several years of their lives without trial,” Lawyer Mohammed al-Mohammady told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. Iraq