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Two Demonstrators Killed In New Flare-Up Of Iraqi Anti-Government Protests

rferl.org – At least two demonstrators were killed and 24 others hurt during clashes with security forces in central Baghdad in a new flare-up of protests against the country’s political elite and widespread corruption. Security sources told Western news agencies that one protester was killed on January 17 as demonstrators attempted to cross the strategic Sinek Bridge in the center …

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Canada To Help Victims’ Families With Funds, Still Expects Compensation From Iran

rferl.org – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will provide quick funds to the families of 57 citizens and 29 permanent residents of the country who died when a Ukrainian jetliner was shot down in Iran last week. Trudeau on January 17 said that, although Canada will provide C$25,000 (US$19,122) to the Canadian-tied victims’ families, he still expects …

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Family of Man Killed in Iran’s November Protests: “We Want Justice”

iranhumanrights – The family of Mohammad Hashamdar, who was killed by a bullet in Behbahan, in Khuzestan Province, on November 16, 2019, during the violent state crackdown on the unrest that roiled the country at that time, is planning to file a lawsuit to seek justice, according to his sister Pouran Hashamdar. He was one of at least six people who were killed in …

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Two protesters killed, 25 injured in clashes with Iraqi security forces

alarabiya – Two protesters were killed and over a dozen wounded in central Baghdad on Friday in renewed violence between anti-government demonstrators and Iraqi security forces, activists and officials said. The deaths follow weeks of calm. Riot police fired tear gas and hurled sound bombs to disperse crowds on the strategic Sinak Bridge after protesters attempted to breach cement barriers …

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Canada Says Black Boxes From Iran Crash Should Be Sent To France

radiofarda – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday urged Iran to send the black boxes from the passenger plane shot down by its forces to France for analysis and said the first remains of victims should soon arrive back in Canada. Trudeau told a news conference in Ottawa that France was one of the few countries with the ability …

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