Desperate for Democracy in Iraq

Hollar, Julie
August 2011
Extra!;Aug2011, Vol. 24 Issue 8, p10
The article discusses the struggle for democracy in Iraq. It reports that members of the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq and other demonstrators were brutally beaten and sexually assaulted in Baghdad's Tahrir Square on June 10, 2011 by government-sponsored mobs. The demonstration arose from a nationwide day of protests on February 25 known as the Day of Rage wherein thousands of Iraqis rallied to demand civil and political rights.


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