Hundreds of Iraqis have protested in central Baghdad to demand that authorities hold accountable the killers of dozens of activists associated with a long-running protest movement.
More than 70 activists have been targeted in assassinations, attempted murders and abductions since a pro-democracy protest movement erupted against government corruption and incompetence in 2019.
Dozens also turned out in the southern city of Nasiriya where tensions have been running high following a hospital fire that killed at least 60 people last week.
Prime Minister Mustafa Kadhimi announced the arrest of four suspects in the point-blank shooting of prominent academic and government adviser Hisham al-Hashemi a year ago.
Iraq has been a battleground for influence between arch-foes Washington and Tehran, which has backed paramilitaries and politicians.