This information is published in The Arab Weekly. Here is an excerpt:
A wave of deadly attacks on pro-democracy activists and journalists in Iraq has sparked calls to boycott October parliamentary elections, as perpetrators go unpunished.
Killings, attempted murder and abductions have targeted more than 70 activists since a protest movement erupted against government corruption and incompetence in 2019.
Elections were set in response to a central demand of the protracted protest movement that lasted from October to June 2020 and during which demonstrators also railed against Iran’s influence in Iraq.
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