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Parl't to summon security officers over kidnapping of Afrah Shawqi

Afrah Shawqi
The Iraqi parliament’s human rights committee condemned on Friday the kidnapping of journalist Afrah Shawqi from her home in Baghdad by unknown gunmen earlier this week.

In a statement, the committee urged security bodies to arrest kidnappers and bring them to justice as soon as possible.

It added that it will summon security officers at al Saydiya district, where Shawqi was kidnapped, to receive information on the course of their investigations into the incident.

Afrah Shawqi, a reporter for al-Aalem al-Jadeed online newspaper, was kidnapped by an unknown armed group from her residence in Saydiya, Baghdad earlier on Tuesday.