Border closures, cut-off of communication, and threats from military commanders



Geneva International Centre for Justice reiterates its condemnation of the killing of peaceful demonstrators in Al-Hawija as new testimonies and evidence show that wounded demonstrators were executed by Army and SWAT forces

 

Border closures, cut-off of communication, and threats from military commanders
GICJ warns of the latest developments in Iraq, which include the Iraqi authorities’ decision to close the border with Jordan for 48 hours, beginning Tuesday 30 April, and to cut off all internet and phone communications. Moreover, in an obvious attempt to cover future planned massacres against peaceful demonstrators, the Iraqi authorities have suspended the license of 10 satellite channels, including “Al Jazeera”. Coupled with the constant threat expressed by Military Commanders against demonstrators, it is foreseeable that a new massacre will take place in the coming hours or days, which therefore requires that swift action be taken to avoid new bloodshed as occurred in Al-Hawija.
 

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