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Kidnapping, lynching and deliberate killings: Iraq’s protesters live in fear they ‘could be next’

The family and friends of two Iraqi activists disappeared in Baghdad this week have said they fear more will vanish, as the United Nations warned security forces and unknown militias had unleashed a campaign of abductions and “deliberate killings”. Activist Salman Khairallah Salman and his friend Omar al-Amri were last seen on Wednesday morning heading to Baghdad’s Kadhimiya district. There they had hoped to buy tents for an encampment in the capital’s Tahrir Square, the hub of the protest movement. But both stopped answering calls by 10.30am, and by 2.30pm their mobile phones had been switched off. Download the new Indpendent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines...


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