Report

rss

Iraq News

Kurdistan

Economy

World

All News

Protestors in Basra demand revealing the identity of activists' killers

Category: Iraq News

Date: 2020-08-21T15:25:11+0000
Protestors in Basra demand revealing the identity of activists' killers

Shafaq News / Demonstrators in Basra stormed the streets of the governorate, demanding revealing the identities of those who killed the demonstrators and the civic activists.

Shafaq News Agency reporter said that tens of demonstrators gathered in Al-Bahariya Square in Basra, demanding the disclosure of the killers of the demonstrators and activists, amid tight security measures against the backdrop of calls for demonstrations launched yesterday on social media.

He added that there is fear of burning some departments in Basra, noting that unprecedented security measures were implemented to protect them.

One of the most prominent civic activist, doctor Reham Yaqoub, was assassinated on Wednesday by an assault rifle by armed men on a motorcycle in Basra.

Reham has been active in the local protest movement since 2018 and has led many women's rallies.

This is the third incident of its kind in which gunmen target a civic activist this week, after an activist was killed and four others were attacked by gunmen in two separate incidents.

The latest wave of violence began when activist Tahseen Osama was assassinated, on Friday, which led three consecutive days of protests, as security forces used live bullets on protesters who threw rocks and firebombs at the governor’s house and blocked many main roads.

Subsequently, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi dismissed the police and national security leaders in Basra on Monday, and directed opening an investigation into the violence, which calmed the protesters' anger.

related

Basra is deprived from the revenue its own resources, MP says

Date: 2021-07-06 10:37:57
Basra is deprived from the revenue its own resources, MP says

Security forces arrest 12 people who attacked a hospital in Basra

Date: 2021-06-06 15:36:40
Security forces arrest 12 people who attacked a hospital in Basra

Basra protests: Four persons are arrested

Date: 2020-08-22 12:11:33
Basra protests: Four persons are arrested

Unknown gunmen open fire at an Iraqi official's house in Basra

Date: 2021-01-15 19:43:54
Unknown gunmen open fire at an Iraqi official's house in Basra

Unknown people kill a man who killed three women earlier today

Date: 2020-09-04 14:27:45
Unknown people kill a man who killed three women earlier today

US congratulates Iraq for hosting "Khaliji 25"

Date: 2021-04-29 14:01:42
US congratulates Iraq for hosting "Khaliji 25"

Unidentified armed men open fire on two houses in Basra

Date: 2021-03-18 12:56:07
Unidentified armed men open fire on two houses in Basra

Death toll of Basra landmine blast rises to seven

Date: 2022-01-01 15:23:15
Death toll of Basra landmine blast rises to seven