Guterres: What is happening in Iraq is major human rights violations

 2019/10/25 16:08:19

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday condemned the “gross violations” by human rights forces in Iraq, saying “according to our first conclusions, there are certain to be major human rights violations that must be clearly condemned” without further details.
The death toll among protesters rose to 30 on Friday in Iraq, including eight in Baghdad, the Iraqi Human Rights Commission said in a statement.
Half of them were shot dead in the south of the country, where demonstrators tried to storm a headquarters of “Asaib Ahl al-Haq,” one of the most prominent factions of the Popular Mobilization Forces.
Among the dead were three in the southern oil city of Basra, which saw a similar week of violence last year.

Demonstrators set fire to the buildings of the provinces of Dhi Qar and Diwaniya, and burned more than a dozen headquarters of political parties in the south of the country, according to security sources.
Security forces repelled a barrage of tear gas on Friday by thousands of demonstrators gathered in central Baghdad.
All security forces have been on alert since Thursday evening by Adel Abdel Mahdi’s government, which on Friday completed its first year in office.
This prompted demonstrators to return to the symbolic Tahrir Square, which is separated from the Green Zone by the Republic Bridge.
This came after the representative of Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the highest Shiite authority in Iraq, called in Friday sermon for “restraint” to avoid “chaos.”
He added that the religious authority’s emphasis on the need for peaceful protests to be free from violence stems from its “keenness on the future of this country” and “fears with it that the violence and the corresponding violence will descend into chaos and devastation. Between some international and regional powers. “
The security forces dispersed with water cannons on Friday night demonstrators at the entrance to the Green Zone.
The cheers of the demonstrators were unified, “all thieves,” calling for the overthrow of the government, in an oil-rich country but suffering from chronic power shortages and drinking water.
The dispersal came hours before the planned mobilization of supporters of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who put all his weight in the balance of the protest movement.

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Joint Operations: We will deal with terrorists as terrorists and in the field and urgent

 2019/10/25 17:17:57

Shafaq News / The Joint Operations Command confirmed that the security forces will deal with the terrorists during the ongoing protests under the terrorism law.
A statement by the leadership said, “While the country is witnessing demonstrations to demand the rights guaranteed by the Iraqi constitution, some have exploited these demonstrations and worked to kill citizens and injure others and burn and loot public and private property, without any conscience, and therefore our heroic security forces of all kinds will deal with These illegal terrorists are firmly criminalized under the Anti-Terrorism Law, and these unlawful acts are a crime that must be dealt with promptly in the field.
He added, “
Security authorities earlier imposed a ban in Dhi Qar, Basra, Maysan, Wasit, Muthanna, Babil, Diwaniyah and Karbala, after the commander-in-chief of the armed forces gave Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi the heads of local governments to impose a total curfew. In their provinces.
The death toll among protesters rose to 30 on Friday in Iraq, including eight in Baghdad, the Iraqi Human Rights Commission said in a statement.
Half of them were shot dead in the south of the country, where demonstrators tried to storm a headquarters of “Asaib Ahl al-Haq,” one of the most prominent factions of the Popular Mobilization Forces.
Among the dead were three in the southern oil city of Basra, which saw a similar week of violence last year.
Eleven protesters were killed on Friday night after burning the headquarters of the Badr Organization, the largest faction of the Popular Mobilization Forces in the southern Iraqi city of Diwaniyah, security sources said.
Demonstrators set fire to the buildings of the provinces of Dhi Qar and Diwaniya, and burned more than a dozen headquarters of political parties in the south of the country, according to security sources.
Security forces repelled a barrage of tear gas on Friday by thousands of demonstrators gathered in central Baghdad.
All security forces have been on alert since Thursday evening by Adel Abdel Mahdi’s government, which on Friday completed its first year in office.
This prompted demonstrators to return to the symbolic Tahrir Square, which is separated from the Green Zone by the Republic Bridge.
This came after the representative of Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the highest Shiite authority in Iraq, called in Friday sermon for “restraint” to avoid “chaos.”
He added that the religious authority’s emphasis on the need for peaceful protests to be free from violence stems from its “keenness on the future of this country” and “fears with it that the violence and the corresponding violence will descend into chaos and devastation. Between some international and regional powers. “
The security forces dispersed with water cannons on Friday night demonstrators at the entrance to the Green Zone.
The cheers of the demonstrators were unified, “all thieves,” calling for the overthrow of the government, in an oil-rich country but suffering from chronic power shortages and drinking water.
The dispersal came hours before the planned mobilization of supporters of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who put all his weight in the balance of the protest movement.

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Jubouri commented on the burning of his house

Date: 2019/10/26 0:17

Protesters broke into the house of the head of the parliamentary Finance Committee Haitham al-Jubouri in the province of Babylon, and set it on fire.

“Thank you to the demonstrators who burned my house,” he said.

“This house was serving them all their needs,” he said

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Unknown persons burn the headquarters of the stream of wisdom in Samawa

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2019/10/25 06:01:13

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Unidentified assailants burned the headquarters of the stream of wisdom headed by Ammar al-Hakim in a province in the city of Samawa in the province of Muthanna in southern Iraq.

The incident comes as dozens of protesters stormed the Muthanna provincial office building.

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Interior Ministry clarifies security situation in Baghdad

Release date:: 2019/10/25 12:13

(Baghdad: Euphrates News) The Ministry of Interior clarified the security situation in the capital Baghdad now after the emergence of popular demonstrations in Tahrir Square.

Interior Ministry spokesman Khaled al-Muhanna said in a press statement this morning that “the demonstrators must keep peaceful demonstrations. Chaos is not in anyone’s interest.”

He revealed that “more than 60 members were injured in today’s demonstrations,” denying “shooting at demonstrators.”

He stressed that “the law-keeping force does not carry firearms, but shields and armor and trained on how to deal with demonstrations and are keen to secure demonstrations in all provinces.”

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Urgent text of the speech of the Supreme Reference today on the demonstrations

Date: Edit: 2019/10/25 12:30

BAGHDAD (Al-Furat News) – The supreme religious authority today addressed a letter to the Iraqi people in light of the emergence of popular demonstrations angry against the conditions of the country.

The representative of the Supreme Reference in the holy city of Karbala, Sheikh Abdul Mahdi Karbalai in his Friday sermon delivered from inside the courtyard of the Husseini-Sharif and read the text of what was received from the Office of the Supreme religious authority Grand Ayatollah Imam Sayyid Ali al-Sistani in Najaf: In the name of God the Merciful, sensitive times of the history of Iraq Aziz , where renewed popular demonstrations in Baghdad and a number of provinces, we call like us demonstrators and Aazatna in the security forces to the full commitment Bslmah demonstrations and not to allow Bangrarha to use violence and acts of riots and sabotage. ”

He added , ” We appeal to the participants in the These demonstrations should refrain from harming the security elements and attacking them in any way. We also call on them to take care of the sanctity of public and private funds and not to be exposed to government facilities or property of citizens or any other party. ”

He asserted that “assaulting security personnel by throwing stones or incendiary bottles or other and damage to public or private property of burning, looting and vandalism, which is not justified by law or law and contrary to the peaceful demonstrations and away from the demonstrators to fulfill their legitimate demands and hold the perpetrators accountable.”

“We also remind the security forces that peaceful demonstrations that do not disturb public order are a right guaranteed by the constitution to citizens. They must give full protection to demonstrators in the squares and streets devoted to their presence, and avoid being dragged into collision with them, but have the utmost restraint in dealing with them,” he said. They fulfill their duty within the framework of law enforcement and maintaining public order not to allow chaos and infringement on government installations and private property. ”

Sheikh Karbalai pointed out that “the religious authority’s emphasis on the need for peaceful protests to be free from violence stems not only from its concern to keep away from harm its children demonstrators and security elements, but also from its keenness on the future of this country, which suffers from many complications feared with That slides with violence and violence corresponding to chaos and devastation, and that opens the way for further external intervention, and becomes a forum for settling scores between some international and regional powers, and the unfortunate occurrence of what happened in some other countries of the bitter conditions they could not get rid of the consequences even after Flash My years throughout. ”

He pointed out that “real reform and the desired change in the management of the country should be peaceful ways, which is possible if the Iraqis join forces and join forces to demand specific demands in this regard.”

He pointed out that “there are many reforms agreed upon by the word of the Iraqis and long demanded, including the most important fight against corruption and the adoption of clear and strict mechanisms to prosecute the corrupt and retrieve the funds of the people from them, and care for social justice in the distribution of the country’s wealth by repealing or amending some laws that grant great privileges to senior officials Members of the House of Representatives and certain groups at the expense of the rest of the people, adopt fair controls in government employment away from quotas and patronage, and take strict measures to restrict arms to the State, and stand firm in front of foreign interference in the affairs of the country, and enact a fair law For an election that restores citizens’ confidence in the electoral process and wants them to participate. ”

The statement reiterated “its appeal to the honorable demonstrators not to inform them of the anger over the bad situation and the spread of corruption and the absence of social justice to the point of violating the sanctity by encroaching on the security forces or public or private property.”

“The security men are your fathers, brothers and sons, many of whom participated in the defense of you in the fight against ISIS terrorists and others who wanted to harm you. Today, they are doing their duty to maintain public order. They should not find you but respect and appreciation. To penetrate your ranks and exploit your demonstrations by attacking these dear ones or on government facilities or private property. ”

He stressed on the “security forces not to forget that the demonstrators are your parents, brothers and sons went out demanding their right to a free and dignified life and a decent future for their country and their people do not deal with them only kind and soft.”

He pointed out that “the published report on the results of the investigation in the previous demonstrations of bloodshed and destruction of property because it did not achieve the expected goal and did not disclose all the facts and facts clearly to the public opinion, it is now important to form an independent judicial body to follow up this issue and inform the public of the results of its investigation in all Professional and transparent. ”

Sheikh al-Karbalai concluded by saying, “We ask God Almighty to protect Iraq and its people from the evil of the wicked and the enemies of the enemy that it is the most merciful.”

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