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Violations against activists, journalists increase in Feb. – NGO

Violations against activists, journalists increase in Feb. – NGO

Iraqi Center for Supporting Freedom of Speech announced on Thursday that the numbers of violations against journalists and civil rights activists have increased in February.

In a statement, the center said that it has recorded an increase in violations against journalists, noting that in February TV channels teams were assaulted during their coverage of a political party headquarters opening ceremony in Anbar governorate, they also suffered the same treatement in their coverage of Salahuddin university's students activities.

The center called on the Iraqi politicians to educate its members to respect the work of journalists and to ease their mission.

It also expressed its hope that the government may order its security staff and employees to cooperate with journalists, respect their work according to the law and constitution.

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