Iraqi protester shot dead as anti-regime rallies continue

BAGHDAD (AFP) – An Iraqi activist was shot dead overnight in Baghdad, a police source told AFP yesterday, as anti-government rallies carried on despite a separate day-long siege of the United States (US) embassy. The activist, Saadoun al-Luhaybi, was shot in the head in a southwestern neighbourhood of the Iraqi capital, the police source said. More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin.