Amid the demands of an international investigation .. The recognition of the Minister of Defense of the scandal of poison gas that penetrated the skulls of protesters set off volcanoes of anger in the Iraqi street
The statements of the Iraqi Minister of Defense, Najah al-Shammari, about tear gas bombs, sparked widespread anger in the political and social networking sites and in the public, amid questions about who imported those bombs, "deadly", and the role of security services in protecting citizens, whether Demonstrators or others.
Falah al-Khafaji, a member of the Alliance for Victory, said: “Parliament, the Security and Defense Committee, and the Commission on Human Rights should open an urgent investigation into the statements of the Minister of Defense about the grenades, and find clear answers about these guns, how they entered the country, who introduced them and who handed them over. To the army and police? ”.
Al-Khafaji asked in a press statement: “Are we in a state or not? This incident does not apply to a state at all, and is supposed to open Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi investigation into that case, to find out whether the bombs imported through the state, or not? Such cases need clear answers from relevant authorities and authorities. ”
One politician commented that the gun and the projectile used to kill demonstrators were not imported by any government agency in Iraq.
“This confirms that the neighbor is [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Its arms in the deep state bear responsibility for the martyrdom and wounding of Iraqis. ”
Iraqi forces used the bombs last month, killing dozens of protesters because of their heavy weight and special quality.
Amnesty International said in a report published at the end of last month that five demonstrators were killed in Baghdad with tear gas "penetrated their skulls", and called on [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] to stop the use of this unprecedented type of bombs weighing 10 times the weight of tear gas canisters used .
More than 350 protesters have been killed in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and about 15,000 wounded in clashes with security forces and the use of tear gas, according to the Iraqi Human Rights Commission.
Al-Shammari said in televised remarks: "The range of the gun used by security forces to fire tear gas canisters, ranges between 75-100 meters, which are used throughout the world, but strange is the discovery of cases of killing gas grenades targeting demonstrators 300 meters from the forces Security forces responsible for dispersing protesters. ”
Al-Shammari added that "the projectiles discovered in the heads and bodies of the demonstrators during the examinations and autopsies, inside forensic medicine, were not imported by the Iraqi government or any official Iraqi body, and they entered the country mysteriously."
He pointed out that "those projectiles, which weighs 3 times the projectile used officially, used incorrectly and badly."
The official government announcement came in contradiction to the denial of the spokesman of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Abdul Karim Khalaf, who confirmed that gas bombs do not penetrate the heads of protesters, while mocking the videos deployed, and said that they are “Facebook clips!”.
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