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Journalist attacked in Najaf, authorities do nothing

diaa hashim gharifi
Diaa Hashim al-Gharifi
The Iraqi Observatory for Press Freedoms has called on police chiefs in Najaf province to investigate the incident of a group of gunmen attacking a journalist in the province center Thursday evening and to uncover the circumstances of the incident and punish the perpetrators.

Iraqi journalist Diaa Hashim al-Gharifi told the observatory he was attacked by eight armed men who beat and threatened him.

"I knew a number of people working at the Rafidain Center for Dialogue where I was assaulted in front of the public and no one intervened. I also called the police and senior officers, and none of them intervened,” Ghafiri stated. He pointed out that he had filed a complaint at a police station and would not hesitate to pursue the militants and those who stand behind them.