Senior Military Officer Accused of Crackdown on Protesters in Iraq

Criminal proceedings were launched this week against Lt. Col. Omar Nazar, a senior Iraqi officer accused of abuses connected to a crackdown on protesters in 2019.

Nazar was a member of Iraqi Ministry of Interior’s Emergency Response Division (ERD), which was deployed against ISIS and also in response to widespread protests in 2019 and 2020.

On February 11, Nazar was arrested and is now being prosecuted “on charges of suppressing demonstrators.”

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