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Iraq's HCHR forms crisis cell amid sweeping protests in southern provinces

 

Iraq's High Commission for Human Rights has formed a crisis cell to follow up on the latest developments of the current protests in southern provinces, well-informed sources said Sunday.  

 

The protests that hit various Iraqi provinces prompted the Iraqi security authorities to impose curfew in Basra, Najaf and Karbala provinces.

The wide-spread protests left three killed and 65 injured, medical and security sources said.


The mass demonstrations and sit-ins protest shortage of jobs, electricity, water and basic services.

Some demonstrators broke into and attacked several local government headquarters in these provinces during the current period.

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