The United Nations thanked Iraq on Friday for its involvement in investigating crimes related to the country’s powerful militias, such as analyst Hisham al Hashimi and other activists during the recent protests against the government in a pattern of selective killings against the government Militias have committed critics of these groups, who have left 23 dead in the past few months.
In particular, the murder of Al Hashimi “highlights the risks to those who challenge the powerful Iraqi militias, impunity and corruption,” said the spokesman for the United Nations High Commissioner. for human rights, Liz Throssell.
Al Hashimi, who was shot by unknown men in Baghdad on July 6, “was an expert on terrorism and violent extremism” and “a staunch critic of the militias who expressed public support for the protests that were starting October 1, 2019 against corruption and impunity of the government, “said Throssell at a press conference from Geneva.
The spokesman thanked Iraqi Prime Minister Mostafá al Kazemi for bringing the assassins to trial of the expert whose death follows the pattern of selective killing of those who criticize the militias or the government. in the public.