Facing pressure, Baghdad ups probes into protest bloodshed

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Sun, 2019-10-13 02:01

BAGHDAD: Iraqi authorities, under pressure from the streets as well as political and religious forces, on Saturday increased the number of commissions to investigate the deaths of more than 100 people in recent protest.
From Oct. 1 to 6, at least 108 people were killed and more than 6,000 wounded, according to the government’s Human Rights Commission.
The vast majority of them were protesters demanding an end to rampant corruption and chronic unemployment who were shot by live rounds. Authorities have blamed “unidentified snipers.”

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