20 October 2020
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New York, September 10, 2020 — Iraqi authorities must investigate the threats against employees of Dijlah TV and do their utmost to ensure they can work freely and without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Since August 28, at least six reporters and camera operators working in Iraq for the Jordan-based broadcaster have quit their jobs and gone into hiding amid a campaign of threats for allegedly offending Iraqi Shias, according to a statement issued by the journalists,…
According to Iraqi media reports, the father of the family posted a comment on his Facebook page a few days ago criticizing the actions of Muqtada al-Sadr and the militias affiliated with the Iranian regime.   In response to the criticism, the militants stormed the man's home on Monday, September 7, shot and killed his wife and three children. After the massacre, the militants wrote on the wall of the house  in Arabic: "Penalty for criticism Saraya-Al-Salam".  
Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The United States has seized websites used by an Iran-backed terrorist organization to recruit new members and further destabilize the political situation in Iraq, the Justice Department said Wednesday. In a statement, the Justice Department said it seized two websites on Aug. 31 that function as the media arm of Kataib Hezbollah, an Iraq-based militant group that the U.S. Treasury blacklisted and the State Department designated as a foreign terrorist organization in 2009.  "Once again, we see designated foreign…

New Protests in Southern Iraq Against Iran Regime Thursday, 03 September 2020 14:12

The people of Iraq turned the Muharram mourning ceremony into another uprising against the Iranian regime’s meddling and its terrorist proxy groups. These protests held in Iraq’s southern provinces with a Shi’ite majority showed the people of Iraq are seriously concerned about the Iranian regime’s deadly presence in Iraq. These protests also showed how the Iranian regime’s so-called “strategic depth” in Iraq has shattered after years of wasting the Iranian people’s national wealth and using Shi’ite Islam to promote and…
BAGHDAD — French President Emmanuel Macron voiced support on Wednesday for a sovereign Iraq and said its main challenges are Islamic State militants and foreign interference in its affairs. France also backs Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi's efforts to "normalise" all armed forces, Macron said during a visit to Baghdad, referring to mostly Iran-backed Shi'ite militia groups. "We will remain committed because the battle against Islamic State is ongoing but this has to be in the context of an agreement and…
“May God have revenge on every politician!” The anguished cry echoes across the revered Imam Hussein’s shrine in Iraq’s Karbala, as Shiite pilgrims mourn his killing centuries ago and demand justice today. The thousands of black-clad pilgrims are marking Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar, during which they commemorate the Prophet Mohammed’s grandson and vow to fight oppression. Hussein was killed at the Battle of Karbala in 680 AD by the forces of the Caliph Yazid. The seminal…
BASRA (Iraq) – Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi responded forcefully to the threat represented by the Iraqi militias loyal to Iran, after they unleashed their death squads in Baghdad and Basra to liquidate activists opposed to Iranian hegemony over the political, security and economic decision-making process in Iraq. Right after his arrival at Baghdad airport from the United States, Kadhimi headed to Basra to visit the family of activist Reham Yaqoub, who was assassinated last Wednesday, where he offered his condolences…
“This report sheds light on the suffering and provides concrete recommendations to help rebuild public trust”, said UN Special Representative for Iraq Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert. Rising unemployment, years of corruption and failing public services had sparked massive protests last October. Despite promising steps by the current Government, the report, Human Rights Violations and Abuses in the Context of Demonstrations in Iraq, cites actions and omissions in handling the demonstrations during the time when they began up until April. The report recommends protection measures…
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi has called the sectarian system imposed on Iraq in order to “create national balance … a big lie”. In an exclusive interview with The National, Mr Al Kadhimi said that sectarianism is one of the main drivers of corruption in the country. “There are defects in the structure of some state institutions since 2003, as they were wrongly built on sectarian and ethnic divides, leading to political divisions [known as muhasasa]. "It is a big…

Iraq: Basra Political Group Targeted Thursday, 27 August 2020 02:12

(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 have done little to stop the killings. Despite promises since May from Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi for accountability for excessive use…
Iraq said on Tuesday that it is close to finding evidence that will hold the murderers of anti-government protesters in Basra to account. Frustration against the government flared up in the southern oil city last week after gunmen shot dead protest leader Reham Yacoub in her car. It was the third such attack against campaigners in Basra in a week. “We are close to obtaining vital evidence related to the perpetrators who carried out the recent assassinations in Basra,” military spokesman Yahya…

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