Baghdad: At least 485 people have been killed and 27,000 injured in anti-government protests throughout Iraq since October, a human rights watchdog organization official said.
” Ali al-Baiyati, a member of the Iraqi Independent High Commission,” has so far killed 485 people since the beginning of the protests in October, and 27,000 injuries have been reported from across Iraqi provinces. “For human rights, told the Xinhua News Agency.
Massive protests have been taking place in Baghdad and other cities in central and southern Iraq since the beginning of October, demanding comprehensive reforms, the fight against corruption, better public services and greater employment opportunities.
The total number of detained persons has risen to 2,807, with 107 still in detention, Al-Baiyati said.
In addition, up to 48 protesters and civil society activists were abducted by unidentified gunmen, he added.
Iraq’s recent killings and kidnappings have increased, especially among civil society activists who were taking part in anti-government protests.
Earlier, the Iraqi Independent High Commission for Human Rights warned of the increasing killing of civilian workers in the capital Baghdad and other cities.
The Commission highlighted the need for security services efforts to prevent targeted killings of unarmed civilians, arrest criminals and bring them to justice.