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Over 2,500 people released after taking part in protests: Judiciary


The Supreme Judicial Council has ordered the release of 2,700 people whom were taken under custody over participating in the protests across the country.

In a statement, the council said the rest will be released after the investigations conclude.

At least 496 Iraqis have been killed and 17,000 have been injured so far during the anti-government protests that have staged in Iraq since early October, according to the High Commission for Human Rights.