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Iraqi activist found dead amid anti-govt protests

Iraqi activist found dead amid anti-govt protests
Activist killed shortly after returning from protest camp in Baghdad

By Mohamed Walid

BAGHDAD (AA) – An Iraqi activist was found dead on Wednesday, hours after disappearing amid mass protests against corruption and living conditions, according to a local security source.

Ali Najm al-Lami disappeared on Tuesday while he was returning home from Tahrir Square, the epicenter of anti-government protests in the capital Baghdad.

"His body was found near his home on Wednesday with gunshot wounds in his head," the source said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

On Sunday, another activist was shot dead by two gunmen, while two other activists survived attacks on their lives in Karbala and Amara in southern Iraq.

Iraq has been rocked by mass protests since early October, leaving 485 Iraqis dead and 17,000 injured, according to Iraq's High Commission for Human Rights.

On Dec. 1, the Iraqi parliament accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi amid protests against corruption and poor living conditions.

* Bassel Barakat contributed to this report from Ankara

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