Head of the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights (IHCHR) office in Basra Mahdi Al-Tamimi urged the central and local governments to urgently meet the demands of
peaceful protesters in the province.
In a press statement, al-Tamimi called on all World countries, specifically the United Nations (UN) to save Basra, which became one of the most dangerous areas worldwide due to unsafe drinking water, whether for humans, animals or plants, in light of recording highest temperatures.
Al-Tamimi pointed out to the high number of registered unemployed citizens hitting 139,500 Iraqis, representing 60 %.
He asserted that the IHCHR is fully supporting
the legitimate demands of current protests in many Iraqi cities.
Al-Tamimi added that the IHCHR is closely following up with great concern the current protests and sit-ins, pointing out to the excessive use of force against the protesters.
He added that the IHCHR condemns the excessive use of live ammunitions, tear gas against the peaceful demonstrators.
Al-Tamimi explained that there are some outsider saboteurs there who want to spoil the peaceful demonstration, calling on the state to be serious in meeting the demands of the demonstrators.