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Iraq: Activists celebrate release after 6 days detained in Baghdad00:21

Iraq: Activists celebrate release after 6 days detained in Baghdad

Iraq, Baghdad
December 17, 2019 at 23:35 GMT -00:00 · Published

Humans rights and environmental activists Salman Khairallah and Omar Khadhem al-Ameri celebrated their release in Baghdad on Tuesday, after being detained for six days.

Footage shows young Iraqis celebrating the release of the activists.

Khairallah and Khadhem went missing in the early afternoon on December 11 in Tahrir Square, which came amid reports of the abduction and disappearance of other activists taking part in demonstrations in the country.

Unrest began in October amid anger over corruption and economic inequality. Over 400 protesters have been killed and thousands more injured in the violence.

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Humans rights and environmental activists Salman Khairallah and Omar Khadhem al-Ameri celebrated their release in Baghdad on Tuesday, after being detained for six days.

Footage shows young Iraqis celebrating the release of the activists.

Khairallah and Khadhem went missing in the early afternoon on December 11 in Tahrir Square, which came amid reports of the abduction and disappearance of other activists taking part in demonstrations in the country.

Unrest began in October amid anger over corruption and economic inequality. Over 400 protesters have been killed and thousands more injured in the violence.

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