February 29: A new case of death due to tear gas suffocation
Habib Kadhim Almulla, 60 years old, died on morning of Feb 29, 2012 due to teargas suffocation. Last friday, teargas was shot inside his home in Sehla, it broke the window and made him suffocates, and he was moved to to Salmanya hospital. His brother told BCHR that this was not the 1st time that Habib suffocates from the fired gases, but it was the 3rd time.
On different news, Hundreds of dismissed workers protested in front of the Ministry of Labor, demanding their return to jobs without any conditions. Security forces accompanied by armed civilians carried out a campaign of house raids and arrests without any warrants or orders in Bani Jamra, which started in the early hours of morning and continued until afternoon.