Democracy Now: 29 Killed in Iraq Clashes; 300 Arrested in Sweep Targeting Dissidents

The Iraqi government is facing criticism for a crackdown on nationwide protests. At least 29 people are dead after clashes between Iraqi government forces and protesters over the weekend. In what has been described as an effort to intimidate dissenting intellectuals, around 300 people, including prominent journalists, artists and lawyers, were arrested following nationwide protests Friday. Some of the detained claimed to have been handcuffed, blindfolded, beaten and threatened with execution.

~ by wheresthemic on March 1, 2011.

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