Established by Fathi Ibrahim Bayoud 2005 - Homs

Iraqi activist found dead amid anti-govt protests

Middle East | 2019-12-11 18:59:44
Iraqi activist found dead amid anti-govt protests
An Iraqi activist was found dead on Wednesday, hours after disappearing amid mass protests against corruption and living conditions, according to a local security source.

Ali Najm al-Lami disappeared on Tuesday while he was returning home from Tahrir Square, the epicenter of anti-government protests in the capital Baghdad.

"His body was found near his home on Wednesday with gunshot wounds in his head," the source said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

On Sunday, another activist was shot dead by two gunmen, while two other activists survived attacks on their lives in Karbala and Amara in southern Iraq.

Iraq has been rocked by mass protests since early October, leaving 485 Iraqis dead and 17,000 injured, according to Iraq's High Commission for Human Rights.

On Dec. 1, the Iraqi parliament accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi amid protests against corruption and poor living conditions.

AA
Keywords:
Comments (0)

Post Your Comments

fill all fields below
*This confirmation code will prevent auto submit
X :Latest News
Yemen rebel attack on Saudi village wounds 5      Biden to push for less US reliance on nukes      Amal Clooney quits UK role over Brexit plan      Iran urges world to unite against US 'reckless actions'      Syria refugees in Turkey develop game downloaded by 45m users      Turkey rejects allegations against Syrian opposition      Syria's northwest records 32 new coronavirus cases      Sweden spared surge of virus cases but many questions remain