The Iraqi Communist Party issued a statement condemning the kidnapping of seven activist students and called the government to deal with such crimes that have been recently escalating.
ICP, 10 May 2017
An armed group kidnapped several students and activists from their residence in the Sa’doun area in Baghdad early Monday 8th May 2017. The seven abductees had been prominent activists in the protest movement since its launch on 31 July 2015.
The Iraqi Communist Party (ICP) issued a statement condemning the kidnapping of the students and called the government to deal with such crimes that have been recently escalating
According to the statement of the ICP, the security authorities have yet kept silent about the issue and evidence shows that the federal government and its security agencies are neglecting this crime of abduction. Kidnappings of activists and journalists have taken place many times recently, particularly in the capital Baghdad, without the perpetrators being revealed.
The ICP called the Parliament and the Presidency of the Republic to address this situation and to emphasize that weapons should only be held by the state.