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A Protest Activist Kidnapped in South of Iraq, Another Injured

Unidentified perpetrators on Saturday night kidnapped a protest activist in south of Iraq and left another with injuries.

According to media reports, Sajjad al-Iraqi and Basim Falaih, two of the well-known activists in the recent anti-government protests, were walking together in a southern neighborhood of Sairiyyah, Dhi Qar province when they were attacked.

Eyewitnesses said two pickup vehicles stopped the two young men, shot Falaih injured and forcefully took Sajjad al-Iraqi away, whose whereabouts still remain unknown.

Security forces have launched an investigation into the case, but haven’t yet found Al-Iraqi or made any arrests. Source