Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Thousands of Kurds protest election law

Thousands of Iraqi Kurdish protestors rallying against a controversial provincial elections law took to the streets of Erbil Tuesday, Reuters reported the same day.

The demonstration came in the wake of a suicide bombing that struck a similar protest in the disputed city of Kirkuk Monday, killing 23 people.

As the article notes, the elections law “would have delayed voting in Kirkuk, assigned fixed seat allocations to each ethnic group and replaced Kurdish Peshmerga security forces in the city with troops form other parts of Iraq, all measures Kurdish parliamentarians rejected.”

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