Protests in Iraq: Families angered by altered death certificates

published 1 month ago by France 24

Since deadly anti-government demonstrations broke out in Iraq in October, over 400 people - mostly young, unarmed protesters - have been killed by Iraqi forces. But officials say that only 111 people have died. Meanwhile, the families of protesters killed in the unrest are accusing the government of falsifying their death certificates. They say that officials changed the cause of death of their loved ones and are contesting the documents. Our correspondent in Baghdad, Ibrahim Saleh, went to meet with some of these families. 

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