Iraqi activist killing: Why are so many being targeted?

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Published on August 23, 2020 by

Riham Yaqoob was a doctor and female activist in Iraq who became the face of many local anti-government and anti-corruption protests.

She died after being shot in her car whilst in the city of Basra. It is the third of a series of attacks on activists in a week.

The killing of another activist, Tahseen Osama, saw protesters take to the streets to demand the authorities uncover those responsible.

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