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OHCHR warns from the resurgence of civic activists' assassinations

Category: Economy

Date: 2020-08-14T17:45:00+0000
OHCHR warns from the resurgence of civic activists' assassinations

Shafaq News / The High Commission for Human Rights (OHCHR) warned, on Friday, of the resurgence of civic activists' assassinations in the country.

This warning comes a few hours after unknown gunmen assassinated the civic activist Tahseen Osama in Basra.

The commission said in a statement received by Shafaq News agency that it, "confirms its previous warnings about the resurgence of civic activists' assassinations in the country, which indicates weakness in the intelligence services, especially after the assassination of the civic activist Tahseen Osama, in Basra Governorate".

The commission stressed that, "the lack of disclosure of those involved in many assassinations, including the murder of Dr. Hisham Al-Hashemi, encouraged the gangs to resume their crimes", adding, "this makes the government and the security services responsible for ensuring the security of citizens in general, and civic activists in particular".

Tens of activists have been subjected to assassinations since the beginning of the popular protests in Iraq last October, against the ruling political class accused of corruption and dependency on foreign powers.

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