Coordinators of recent protests in provinces throughout Iraq are fearing for their lives, as four have already been assassinated.
Wide-range protests started weeks ago in central and southern provinces of Iraq, calling on the government for an end to corruption and improved public services.
BasNews has learned that four of the coordinators of the protests in Baghdad, Nasiriyah and Basra have been killed in suspicious circumstances.
Al Jazeera claimed that the victims were assassinated in retaliation for their role in the demonstrations.
Spokesperson for the Iraqi Interior Ministry, Saed Mi’aan, declared that personal motivation was behind the attack on the Baghdad’s protest coordinators.
“The case of the other victims is yet to be resolved.”
Iraqi civil rights activis Odai Zaydi, claimed that political parties are responsible for the assassinations “as they are originally against the establishment of a democratic government in Iraq.”