As Iraqi protests continue, the UN secretary-general, António Guterres, has called reports of Iraqi security forces using bullets against protesters “worrying” and calling for “serious” investigation. Guterres expressed concern over over agents’ brutality against the protesters in Iraq. He said that everyone should
The UN secretary-general issued a statement saying “Reports of continued use of ammunition against protesters are worrying” emphasizing the right of everyone to protest, he called for a “serious investigation” of violence against protesters and again recommended “meaningful negotiation between the government and protesters”.
During more than a month of demonstrations in Iraq, at least two hundred and sixty people were killed and nearly 10,000 were injured. Most of the victims are demonstrators, many of whom were shot dead.
In Kuwait at the same time, several hundred people rallied in front of the parliament building to fight corruption.