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Iraq Regime Tries to Silence Corruption Whistleblowers

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Iraq Regime Tries to Silence Corruption Whistleblowers

Patrick Cockburn

The Iraqi government is seeking to silence critics who accuse it of rampant corruption by removing officials who try to prosecute racketeers and intimidating politicians and journalists who support them.

This month alone it has forced the head of its anti-corruption watchdog to resign. And a prominent Iraqi journalist, who had been threatened for leading anti-government protests, was shot dead in his home in Baghdad.

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