U.S. Condemnation of Attacks on Civil Society Activists

The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the recent attacks on civil society activists and protestors in Basrah, including several targeted assassinations. These attacks are flagrant human rights violations, and we support the Iraqi government’s commitment to bring those responsible to account under the law. The United States reiterates its call for civil activists to be able to live and work in peace and safety without fear of violent reprisals for their actions.