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Iraqi center reveals serious violations against journalists in February

Iraqi center reveals serious violations against journalists in February
The Iraqi Center for Supporting Freedom of speech (ICSFS) on Monday warned of increasing abuses against Iraqi journalists in February.

In a report published on Monday, ICSFS said that there were many violations against journalists by the security forces, pointing out that the most prominent is the sentence to imprison a civil activist for six years despite the court's decision to release him

At the same time, the Iraqi Center, in the first month of this year, was pleased with the decrease in violations, However, the Iraqi Center fears that the countdown to the date of the parliamentary elections could lead to increased attacks on journalists.

While the Iraqi Center calls on all political forces to educate their staff to respect the work of journalists and facilitate their tasks, and he hopes the government to direct its staff and members of the security forces, to cooperate with journalists and respect their work according to the Constitution and the law.

The Iraqi Center published detailed incidents of violations during February,  

On February 2, the governor of Al- Muthanna has to discriminate between journalists, while not granting work permits to some media representatives in the province.

On February 6, Al- Muthanna court issued a sentence of six years prison against the civil activist, Basim Al- Khashan, due to two judicial petitions filed by the provincial council, and the Office of Integrity Commission.
On February 9, the release of the photographer Khalil al-Barakat in Al- Muthanna after his arrest for hours because of his solidarity with the civil activist Basim Al- Khashan.
On February 16, unknown assailants attack radio presenter Abdullah Kitan in Maysan province and steal his personal phone.
On February 23, Wasit Directorate of Education sued Riad al-Aqili, the director Al-Furat satellite channel, because of a television report on the educational situation in the province.
On February 26. the Bodyguards of MP Mohammed Karbouli, assulted the staff of Al- Anbar satellite channel, consisting of Moayad Ibrahim and Osama Al- Rashed during their duty to cover the opening of the headquarters of Al- Hal Party in Khaldiyah southeast of Al- Anbar province.
On February 27, Federal Court of Cassation issued a decision to release the civil activist Basim al- Khashan and overturns the decision of Al- Muthanna Court.
Last Modified: Monday، 02 April 2018 11:35 AM