Iraq - Mechanics and print union leaders arrested and murdered (2012)

On 14 February, the Mechanics’ and Printers’ Union of the General Federation of Iraqi Workers (GFIW), held a one day demonstration in Baghdad demanding improvements to their social and working conditions including an end to the rent rises that had forced many into unemployment. On 27 May, Jihad Jalil, 27, a youth leader of the Mechanics’ and Printers’ Union and three others were detained on their way to demonstrate at Tahrir Square.

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