Anti-corruption activist shot dead in Iraq’s Basra


A prominent activist has been killed in Iraq‘s southern Basra province amid protests against poor public utilities and corruption, according to a local police officer.

  • BAGHDAD – Anadolu Agency
  • Hurriyet

Unidentified gunmen opened fire on Sheikh Wisam Ghazrawi outside his home in central Basra late Nov. 17, killing him on the spot, the officer said, requesting anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to media.

Iraqi authorities have launched an investigation into the killing, for which no group has yet claimed responsibility.

Ghazrawi, 30, was a prominent face in the protests that rocked Basra and…

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