Governance

Update on KRG administered region: KURDISH SECURITY FORCES UNLEASH WAVE OF TERROR ON MEDIA

“Reporters Without Borders is alarmed to learn that many Kurdish media have been attacked in connection with a political crisis in the past few days in the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan, where the security forces have closed media outlets in an attempt to suppress criticism of the government.”

“The crisis over President Masoud Barzani’s succession since his term ended in August has sparked many demonstrations since the start of October, especially in Sulaymaniyah, an opposition stronghold. Some have turned into riots, with protesters demanding the payment of salaries to government employees and calling on Barzani to stand down.”

http://en.rsf.org/iraq-kurdish-security-forces-unleash-17-10-2015,48456.html

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