At least two protesters were killed and more than 100 injured, when security forces suppressed protesters rejecting the results of parliamentary elections, Iraqi sources said on Friday.
Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, has ordered the formation of a higher investigation committee to look into the events of Friday’s demonstrations, the Iraqi News Agency reported, citing an official statement.
A statement issued by the Joint Operations Command, stated that Mustafa al-Kadhimi ordered the formation of a committee that includes the security forces of the Popular Mobilization Units, to look into the unfortunate events that took place in the demonstrations of 5 November.
“The committee began its investigations immediately after the order was issued to uncover the circumstances and repercussions that led to the deaths and injuries of demonstrators and the security forces, and to present the culprits to legal accountability for their negligence and violation of the explicit orders of the Commander in Chief, which affirmed frankly and clearly that live bullets should not be fired under any circumstances,” the statement read.
The statement also indicated that “al-Kadhimi ordered compensation for the victims and decided to personally supervise the progress of the investigation work and the measures required to ensure the rights of the victims, who are all our Iraqi people. Our duty is to protect them and punish the aggressor, whoever he is, by a just judiciary.”