Member of the Iraqi High Commission For Human Rights, Ali al-Bayati criticized how authorities have handled the crime.

In remarks to Asharq Al-Awsat, he pointed to the contradictory testimonies, saying they reflect a major weakness in intelligence information.

He accused the security forces of failing to protect civilians as they attempted to arrest a wanted suspect.

“Arresting a suspect does not mean risking the lives of other citizens,” he stated.

He added that High Commission has repeatedly called for the formation of a committee that could train members of the security forces on how to properly deal with suspects and citizens alike.

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