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Iraq: Kurds

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 130774, tabled on 16 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations to his Iraqi counterpart on reports of recent violence towards peaceful protestors in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Answered on

11 January 2021

We are deeply concerned by reports of violence in Sulaimaniyah, which our Consul General in Erbil has raised with the Kurdistan Regional Government. We call on security forces to respect the right to peaceful protest and to exercise restraint, and on those protesting to do so peacefully.

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