The U.S Embassy condemns the attacks targeting members of southern Iraq’s civil society and journalists

The U.S Embassy strongly condemns the recent attacks, threats, and harassment targeting members of southern Iraq’s civil society and journalists. We reaffirm the valuable work of these individuals and the civil society organizations who are at the forefront of the struggle for a better Iraq and we endorse their vital role in an active democracy. We recognize the efforts of the Government of Iraq in investigating these cases and reiterate the need for a timely and thorough investigation to identify those responsible and bring them to justice as soon as possible.