Human Rights Watch (HRW) accused the Iraqi security forces of firing tear gas canisters directly at protesters’ heads which led to the death of 16 protesters since Oct. 25.
“Security forces have fired tear gas cartridges directly at protesters in Baghdad, Iraq on numerous occasions since protests resumed on October 25, 2019, killing at least 16,” according to a report by HRW on Friday.
The organization also said the security forces killed at least 100 protesters since the anti-government protests escalated on Oct. 25.
“The high death toll includes people who took direct hits to the head from tear
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