Pentagon's second thoughts on
UN finds 28 bodies at Iranian exiles' camp
AFP reports (April 15th): Anti-government protesters and sports officials in
demo rules miff protesters, sports officials Iraq
The recently announced regulations, which allow demonstrations in Baghdad only at three football stadiums, were ostensibly put in place after shopkeepers in the city's main Tahrir Square complained they were losing trade during weekly protests since late February.
"Why should we go to Al-Shaab stadium?" shouted 48-year-old Mohammed Abdul Amir, referring to
Iraqi Youths’ Political Rise Is Stunted by Elites
NY Times reports (April 13th): Inspired by the democratic uprisings around the Arab world to push for change, young lawmakers in Parliament are running up against an ossified political elite still dominated by the exiles who followed American tanks into Iraq to establish a fragile, violence-scarred democracy.
On the streets, the voices of young demonstrators and journalists have been muted by the batons and bullets of elite security units that answer only to a prime minister who officials say personally sends orders by text message.
Iraqi authorities must halt attacks on protesters
AI reports (April 12th): The Iraqi authorities must stop attacks on peaceful protesters calling for an end to unemployment, poor services, and corruption and demanding political reforms, Amnesty International said today in a new report.
Days of Rage: Protests and Repression in Iraq documents how Iraqi and Kurdish forces have shot and killed protesters, including three teenage boys, threatened, detained and tortured political activists, as well as targeting journalists covering the protests.
Full report here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/52897940/Amnesty-International-Iraq-Days-of-rage-Protests-and-repression-in-Iraq
Ninewa tribes reject extension of
U.S. forces presence in Iraq
Aswat al-Iraq (April 14th): The tribes of northern Iraq’s Ninewa Province have organized a commemoration occasion on the 8th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, taking place nowadays, rejecting the extension of the U.S. troops presence in the country after the end of the current year, and calling for the release of all prisoners.http://en.aswataliraq.info/Default1.aspx?page=article_page&id=141979&l=1
Iraqi Refugees at High Risk of Brain and Nervous System Disorders
Iraqi scientists, doctors targeted
The latest victim in the spree of apparently targeted killings was Zaid Abdul Mun’im, head of research of the molecular department at
Neither of the men had any known political affiliations.
“A government that cannot protect its people, does not deserve to be a government,” said Hikmat Jamil, head of the self-funded group International Society of Iraqi Scientists, and a professor of medicine at the