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Democracy and freedom in Kurdistan Iraq? Watch and judge your self!  19.2.2011    







February 19, 2011

SULAIMANIYAH, Kurdistan region 'Iraq', — On Thursday Feb 17th Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP started opening fire at demonstraters in Sulaimaniyah and killed one teenager.

Rallies against corruption,
www.ekurd.netpoor basic services and high unemployment in Iraqi Kurdistan have also left 2 killed and more than 47 people wounded.

The rare demonstrations in the autonomous Kurdistan region were the deadliest since the 2003 US-led invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein.

For decades, the KDP of regional president Massoud Barzani and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan of Iraq's President Jalal Talabani have lorded over the region.

The Kurdish protesters chanted, "Government resign", "Work for the unemployed" and "The corrupt must face justice".                   
Democracy and freedom in Kurdistan Iraq? Watch and judge your self!
Video by San Saravan A Kurdish/British filmmaker with 14 years of filmmaking experiences. Made films in diverse locations in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Nottingham, UK.

Massoud Barzani, the KDP chief and current Kurdistan president, and his relatives control a large number of commercial enterprises in Kurdistan-Iraq, with a gross value of several billion US dollars. The family is routinely accused of corruption and nepotism by Kurdish media as well as international observers.   

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