Altaghyir correspondent attacked by riot police

25/10/2019

Riot police attacked and beaten Altaghyircorrespondent Mohammed Qadirduring his covering the Demonstrations in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square.

”While covering the demonstrations in Tahrir Square and after we were allowed to cross Aljumhuriya Bridge by security forces, we were surprised by our obstruction by the riot police who attackedus,” he said. I was severely beaten””

“I was then hit by tear gas, fainted, and then taken to hospital,” he said

Press Freedom Advocacy Association in Iraq condemns the continuing violations of the Iraqi constitution affecting journalists despite government promises to protect journalists, media personnel and public freedoms.

The association said the Iraqi government has been violating the Iraqi constitution and all international laws and conventions that have been sponsoring freedom of opinion and expression since the start of the first of October demonstrations.

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