The parliamentary investigative committee in Hawija incident revealed on Tuesday, that 90% of the dead in the armyâ€™sâ€™ storming incident to the Sit-in Square were shot in the head, abdomen and chest areas, while made it clear that the weapons that were stolen from the army were outside the Sit-in Square.
"There are signs that the Iraqi army can no longer cope with a crisis in which it is confronting large fractions of the Iraqi population. Many soldiers prefer to desert the army rather than shoot at protesters. Most deserters are Sunni, but some are Shia who donâ€™t want to fight in strange places for something they donâ€™t believe in"
by Abdul Ilah AlBayaty, Hana Al Bayaty, Ian Douglas on 24-04-2013
The government of Iraq, installed under occupation and maintained after the US retreat, has committed a new massacre against peaceful protesters in the town of Hawija. The forces used and the way it was achieved reminds us of the Fallujah massacre at the beginning of the occupation.
The BRussells Tribunal is appalled to hear the news that at least 38 protesters (some reports say 50) were killed and hundreds injured when Malikiâ€™s security forces stormed an anti-government protest camp in Hawija near Kirkuk on Tuesday 23 April and turned a peaceful demonstration into a slaughterhouse.