The United States said Thursday that it was “outraged by the targeted assassinations” of activists and attacks on protesters in Iraq, one day after unknown gunmen assassinated Iraqi activist Dr. Reham Yacoub in central Basra.
Iraqis should be able to peacefully demonstrate without fear of attacks or threats. To date, more than 600 have been killed and thousands injured in Iraq. Murderers of peaceful protestors must be held to account. https://t.co/rDlLvasQ80— Morgan Ortagus (@statedeptspox) August 20, 2020