Dozens of Iraqi police face charges over the killing of protesters
Dozens of Iraqi police officers will be prosecuted this month accused of shooting demonstrators at anti-government rallies in October, officials told
The National yesterday.
At least 400 have been killed and thousands wounded since Iraq’s mass rallies against corruption, and a lack of jobs and services began at the start of October.
At least 140 people were killed and 4,200 wounded during its first five days of rallies, an official report stated.
The news of the widening investigation into the killings come two days after the first two officers were sentenced for their part in the deaths of demonstrators.
“Forty-three police officers will be prosecuted this month for the killing of protesters during the period of October 1 and 5,” an Iraqi security official told The National.
Like the first two, the others “will get the death penalty or