The act is a violation of national and international principles of human rights, Ali Al Bayati, a member of Iraq’s Independent High Commission for Human Rights, commented on raiding Iraqi force of Al Dijla TV, for The National.

Mr Al Bayati said the media commission can issue a decision to deal with the TV network, even to close it, but should not use a “repressive act”.

“Unfortunately it is not the first time that some TV channels and media agents were exposed to such acts without accountability and freedom of media rights,” Mr Al Bayati said.

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