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The Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights, Iraqi Network for Social Media ( INSM) , the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), Front Line Defenders, and PEN Center in Iraq condemn the use of excessive force, including live bullets, by Iraqi security forces against peaceful demonstrators who participated in protests in the capital Baghdad and the country's central and southern cities. On 01 October 2019, peaceful demonstrations were held in Tahrir Square in central Baghdad as well as in the governorates of Basra, Maysan, Al-Muthanna, Al-Najaf, Karbala, Babylon, Diyala, Dhi Qar and Qadisiyah. Security forces in all of these areas have used tear gas as well as water cannons at times and live bull... Full story

3 October