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US Embassy in Iraq Issues Security Alert, Expects Protests to Grow

BAS News - 2019-12-09 18:01
ERBIL - The US embassy in Baghdad has issued a security alert for its citizens in the country as anti-government protests are reportedly expected to intensify in the capital city and other provinces. "According to reports, demonstrations are expected to ...

WATCH: Iraqi Activist Gunned Down in Karbala While Returning from Protests

BAS News - 2019-12-09 11:57
ERBIL — A prominent civil society activist was gunned down overnight Sunday in the southern city of Karbala where he was a key figure leading anti-government protests. Fahem al-Tai, 53, was dropped by two friends on a motorcycle outside his home when two ...

Allawi Calls for Resolution to Current Unrest in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-12-08 23:50
ERBIL - Ayad Allawi, head of the Iraqi National Alliance, has called for a resolution to the current unrest in the country, as anti-government protests continue. Allawi, who has previously served as the Iraqi prime minister, urged on Sunday Iraqi Preside ...

Over 450 killed in Iraq 2-month protest

ANF - 2019-12-08 19:35
Over 450 people have been reported to have been killed since 1 October in Iraq during protests demanding a change in system and a new government. ...

Iran. Les forces de sécurité abattent une Kurde qui observait les manifestations sur le toit de son immeuble avec ses voisins @KurdistanAu

L'Important - 2019-12-08 19:08
The Iranian security forces shot dead a Kurdish woman while she was watching the protests on the top of her apartment along with her neighbors. Mina ...

Germany-wide demonstrations against Turkey

ANF - 2019-12-08 08:11
There have been protests against the Turkish invasion of Northern Syria across Germany. The protests emphasized the importance of Kurdish unity to counter Turkish genocidal attacks. ...

Report on Death of Kurdish Civilian During November Protests in Tehran

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-12-08 02:58
The Iranian security forces shot dead a Kurdish woman while she was watching the protests on the top of her apartment along with her neighbors. Mina Sheikhi, born in 1960 and a… The post Report on Death of Kurdish Civilian During November Protests in Teh ...

Iraq protests: Gunmen kill at least 20 people in Baghdad

BBC - 2019-12-08 01:25
The country is in the midst of fierce protests fuelled by anger over corruption and unemployment. ...

Kurdistan Region Presidency calls for restraint after bloody day in Baghdad protests

Kurdistan24 - 2019-12-07 22:06

The Weekly Rundown: Hong Kong Protests, Seeking Peace in Ukraine and Pursuing Opportunity Knocks in Ethiopia

Stratfor - 2019-12-07 20:25

The village of Ali Bajli in Gire Spi protests Turkish occupation

ANF - 2019-12-07 15:40
People took to the streets in the village of Ali Bajli in Girê Spî to protest the Turkish state attacks on Northern and Eastern Syria. ...

From protests to Paris - the year that was 2019 | News24

News24 - 2019-12-06 18:17

UN: At least 7,000 people arrested in Iran in mass protests

ANF - 2019-12-06 17:04
UN’s Bachelet called on Iran to address multiple human rights violations in context of recent protests. ...

From protests to Paris - the year that was 2019

Bignewsnetwork - 2019-12-06 13:43

Protests turn violent at France's pension strike

BBC - 2019-12-06 01:33
On the first day of France's union strikes against pension reforms, several people have been arrested amidst clashes between police and protesters. ...

Protests against Turkish war crimes in Northern Syria

ANF - 2019-12-05 19:49
Thousands of people have protested against Turkish war crimes in various cities in Northern Syria. Most recently, eight children were killed by a Turkish shelling in Til Rifat on Monday. ...

KHRN Reveals Identify of Another Dead Protesters in Kermanshah

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-12-05 02:03
The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has obtained identity of a nother protester killed during the days of mass protests in Kermanshah. The 25-year-old young man from Kermanshah, Mohsen Karaminia, who shot… The post KHRN Reveals Identify of Another ...

Over 300 Civilians Arrested in Sanandaj

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-12-05 02:03
More than 300 civilians have been arrested by security forces since mass protests shook Iran in opposition of skyrocketing petrol prices of which 50 of them have been released on bail of… The post Over 300 Civilians Arrested in Sanandaj appeared first on ...

Identity of More Protesters Killed in Kermanshah, Tehran Revealed

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-12-05 02:03
The Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) was able to identify three other civilians killed in the recent protests in the Dolatabad neighborhood of Kermanshah as Younes Jalili, Saeed Rezai and Mozafar Vatan… The post Identity of More Protesters Killed in ...

Puerto Rico's governor to quit Aug. 2 in face of protests | KEYE

Cbsaustin - 2019-12-04 21:51

Learning the Right Lessons from Protests in Iran

International Crisis Group - 2019-12-04 21:07
November’s protests show that the Islamic Republic is not as secure as it thinks. But neither, as their swift suppression demonstrates, is it as vulnerable as its foes hope. Iran should halt crackdowns and start serious reform, and Tehran and Washington ...

Young Kurdish Woman Found Dead in Central Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-12-04 20:37
ERBIL — A young Kurdish woman, who took part in the ongoing protests in the Iraqi capital city, was found dead in central Baghdad. Zahra Ali was abducted three days before her body was discovered by the police. The cause of death seems to be a shot to he ...

December Alerts and November Trends 2019

International Crisis Group - 2019-12-04 02:26
In November, security forces in both Iraq and Iran brutally suppressed mass protests, with over 100 killed in both places; Iraq’s political instability could lead to more violence in coming weeks. In Syria, fighting escalated between Russian-backed gover ...

Iranian Authorities Must Put an End to Violence against Peaceful Protesters across the Country: Statement of 46 NGOs

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-12-04 02:23
Starting on 15 November 2019, mass protests have erupted in Iran in response to a three-fold rise in petrol costs. Protesters have called for improved living conditions amidst high levels of corruption,… The post Iranian Authorities Must Put an End to Vi ...

NATO Is Not 'Fit for Purpose' Unless It Acknowledges 'Existential' Kurdish Threat to Turkey, Erdogan Aide Says

Newsweek - 2019-12-03 18:37
Turkey's invasion of northeastern Syria has prompted protests from other NATO nations and opened up cracks in the alliance. ...

Amnesty says at least 208 people killed during protests in Iran

Kurdistan24 - 2019-12-03 15:53

US Urges Investigation into Violent Response to Protests in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-12-03 09:49
ERBIL — The United States on Monday called for an investigation into the “excessive” use of force against protestors across Iraq, calling the high death toll “shocking and abhorrent”. Since the begging of anti-government protests in Iraq, nearly 400 peop ...

Detained Kurdish Protester Dies Under Torture in Iran

BAS News - 2019-12-03 09:00
ERBIL — A young Kurdish man who was arrested for participating in the recent protests in Iran, has reportedly lost his life under torture. Hengaw Organization for Human Rights said (Sajjad Ismaili) was arrested by Iranian intelligence service, and he was ...

Iran the Common Enemy in Middle East Protests: Pompeo

BAS News - 2019-12-03 09:00
ERBIL — The clerical regime of Iran is the enemy that united protesters across some countries in the Middle East, said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The top diplomat said Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi resigned "because the people were demand ...

Iraq protests sparking fear among Kurds | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-12-02 23:45

KCDK-E calls for protests against Turkey’s genocidal attacks

ANF - 2019-12-02 20:21
Call for massive protests all around the world at 17:00 on Tuesday. ...

Fuel hike protests in Iran and the Kurds - Opinion - Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2019-12-02 16:05

Former Iraqi PMs Reject Running for Office Again

BAS News - 2019-12-02 13:09
ERBIL — Former prime ministers of Iraq, Nouri al-Maliki and Haider al-Abadi, both rejected having a plan to run for office once again as the premiership is vacant now. With ongoing deadly protests in Iraq and at the request of country’s Shia religious le ...

Seven Protesters Missing in Iraq: HRW

BAS News - 2019-12-02 13:09
ERBIL — At least seven protesters went missing a few days after massive protests broke out in Baghdad and other Iraqi cities, said Human Rights Watch (HRW). “Four were still missing as of December 2. The families said they visited police stations and gov ...

Iraqis Continue Protests, Call for Resignation of All Top Officials

BAS News - 2019-12-02 12:13
ERBIL — Protests continue in Iraq with rising casualties while people are calling for the resignation of all top officials in the country after Adil Abdul Mahdi stepped down from premiership over the weekend. According to the latest reports, massive demo ...

Three jailed in Bangladesh over crash that sparked mass protests

BBC - 2019-12-02 01:36
Three transport workers are jailed for life in Bangladesh over a bus crash that killed two students. ...

How many people were killed in recent protests in Iran? - Modern Diplomacy

Moderndiplomacy - 2019-12-02 00:31

KRG Ready to Treat Those Injured in Iraq’s Protests

BAS News - 2019-12-01 20:00
ERBIL - Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Ministry of Health has shown its readiness to receive the injured Iraqi protesters for treatment. The ministry said in a statement that hospitals and other medical centers are now open to receive wounded demo ...

Iraqi parliament approves resignation of PM Adel Abdul Mahdi

E-Kurd - 2019-12-01 18:43
BAGHDAD,— Iraq’s parliament voted on Sunday to accept the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi, following weeks of violent anti-government protests that have rocked the country. Abdul Mahdi’s decision to quit on Friday came after a call by Iraq ...

UNSC to Convene on Recent Developments in Iraq

BAS News - 2019-12-01 18:13
ERBIL - The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is expected to convene on Tuesday, December 3, to discuss the recent developments in Iraq as the country has been rocked by anti-government protests. The session, said to be briefed by the Special Repres ...

Climate justice and international solidarity

ANF - 2019-12-01 16:50
In many actions and demonstrations from Lisbon to Berlin, from Bristol to Bern, the climate justice movement expressed its solidarity and affiliation with Rojava and the protests in Chile. ...

Iraqi Commander Issued Arrest Warrant after Dozens of Protesters Killed in Dhi Qar

BAS News - 2019-12-01 11:38
ERBIL — Army commander Lieutenant-General Jamil al-Shammari has been issued an arrest warrant by Iraqi Judicial Council after the one of the deadliest days in Iraq’s recent protests south of the country. Shammari was previously appointed to bring order t ...

Najaf Governor Urges Deployment of Forces as Protests Intensified

BAS News - 2019-11-30 22:58
ERBIL - Najaf Governor Luai al-Yasseri has called for the deployment of security forces as protests in the southern city have intensified. Yasseri has urged the federal government to take actions and out an end to the "bloodshed" in Najaf, calling for th ...

Trump to face protests by NHS staff when he arrives in London | US news | The Guardian

The Guardian - 2019-11-30 11:18

Iran Arrests Kurdish Activist

BAS News - 2019-11-30 09:33
ERBIL — Kurdish journalist and human rights activist Fereshte Cheraghi was arrested by Iranian forces on Friday following recent protests in the country. According to local sources who spoke to Hengaw Organization for Human Rights, military intelligence ...

Threats, arrests, targeted killings silence Iraqi dissidents

Reuters - 2019-11-29 22:21
After armed men raided the home of Hussein Adel al-Madani and his wife Sara Talib last year, the Iraqi activists spent months of self-imposed exile in Turkey, changed address upon returning home and ceased participating in protests, according to two frien ...

PM announces resignation, five more demonstrators killed in Iraq

ANF - 2019-11-29 19:03
While Iraq's Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi announced his resignation in view of the massive protests in the country, five more protesters were killed in Nasiriyah. ...

Iraqi PM Adel Abdul Mahdi says he will resign over anti-government protests

E-Kurd - 2019-11-29 16:21
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi PM Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Friday he would offer his resignation to parliament to allow lawmakers to choose a new government, in a move that follows weeks of violent anti-government protests. Abdul Mahdi’s decision came in response to a ...

Iraqi Prime Minister to Step Down as Deadly Protests Continue

BAS News - 2019-11-29 15:01
ERBIL — Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi said he will hand in his resignation to the country’s parliament. Abdul Mahdi explained in a short statement on Friday that he hopes the parliament will explore all the option after his resignation to address ...

EU Concerned over Ongoing Deadly Protests in Iraq, Calls for Dialogue

BAS News - 2019-11-29 15:01
ERBIL — The European Union expressed serious concern over the ongoing protests in Iraq with increasing casualties while several media outlets being closed down to prevent coverage of the unrest. “The use of live ammunition by security forces against demo ...

Iraq’s anti-government protests leave over 400 dead so far: police, medics

E-Kurd - 2019-11-29 14:25
BAGHDAD,— The death toll in Iraq from weeks of anti-government unrest rose on Friday to at least 408 people killed, mostly unarmed protesters, a Reuters count based on police and medical sources showed. Several people died of wounds sustained in clashes ...

Dhi Qar Governor Resigns After Tens Killed in Southern Iraq Protests

BAS News - 2019-11-29 13:57
ERBIL — Governor of Iraq’s Dhi Qar province handed in his resignation after dozens of protesters were killed by the security forces in Nasiriyah. According to officials, at least 33 people were shot dead on Thursday by the security forces in Nisiriyah. A ...

Kurdish Vet Shot Dead in Protests

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-11-29 02:02
A Kurdish civilian from Marivan and a vet graduated from Orumiyeh University was killed by security forces during a mass protest in Kermanshah. Burhan Mansournia was in Kermanshah on his military service… The post Kurdish Vet Shot Dead in Protests appear ...

Iraq unrest: Nearly 40 killed in fresh wave of protests

BBC - 2019-11-29 00:25
Troops fire live rounds in Nasiriya, Baghdad and Najaf on one of the bloodiest days of unrest so far. ...

Iran: More than 100 protesters believed to be killed as top officials give green light to crush protests | Amnesty International

Amnesty - 2019-11-28 14:29

DR Congo protests: UN to open investigation into demonstrator's death

BBC - 2019-11-28 01:19
The UN mission says it will investigate the killing of a man during protests in the city of Beni. ...

Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri submits resignation amid mass protests - Vox

VOX - 2019-11-27 22:27

Iran Protests: Over 7,000 People Arrested So Far

BAS News - 2019-11-27 20:38
ERBIL - More than 7,000 people have so far been arrested over the recent nationwide protests against the dramatic increase in the price of petrol. Speaking to reporters, Hossein Naghavi-Hosseini, a spokesperson of the parliament's commission on national ...

Iranian Supreme Leader Calls Recent Protests “Dangerous Conspiracy”

BAS News - 2019-11-27 14:28
ERBIL — Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei described on Wednesday the recent deadly protests in the country as a “dangerous conspiracy”. He said the people of Iran defeated the attempt which had costed plotters a huge money. “A deep, vast and very dange ...

In pictures: Global protests denounce violence against women - BBC News

BBC - 2019-11-27 09:34

Pompeo: We will sanction Iranian officials over protests crackdown | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-11-27 09:34

Kurdistan Human Rights Network: Latest news from mass protests in Iranian Kurdistan

Justice for Kurds - 2019-11-27 03:54
During the recent protests in the Kurdish cities in Iran against the rise in petrol prices, many civilians were injured by firearms and undercover officers. Many of casualties are being treated at home rather than being hospitalized for fear of being iden ...

Latest news from mass protests in Iranian Kurdistan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-11-27 02:01
During the recent protests in the Kurdish cities in Iran against the rise in petrol prices, many civilians were injured by firearms and undercover officers. Many of casualties are being treated at… The post Latest news from mass protests in Iranian Kurdi ...

Iraq Protests: UN "Extremely" Saddened to Witness Horrific Injuries

BAS News - 2019-11-26 23:33
ERBIL - Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, said on Tuesday that she was "extremely" saddened to witness the horrific injuries as a result of the clashes between the security forces and protesters. The ...

Iraqi officials cite progress on oil deal with Kurds

Seattle Times - 2019-11-26 11:48
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s government has agreed “in principle” on a long-anticipated oil-sharing deal with the northern Kurdish region, officials said Monday. The agreement comes amid weeks of anti-government protests threatening the continued rule of Prime ...

MP’s House Set on Fire Amid Protests in Southern Iraq

BAS News - 2019-11-26 09:53
ERBIL — The house of an Iraqi member of parliament was set on fire in Dhi Qar province, southern Iraq, media reports said on Tuesday. A group of men set fire to MP Hilal Sahlan, from Nasir Coalition, which caused huge damage to the property. No one was h ...

Vice President Pence Visits Iraq As Protests Continue Throughout The Country | WFAE

WFAE - 2019-11-26 06:35

Femicide: New French action amid protests - but is it enough?

BBC - 2019-11-26 03:12
France announces new action to counter domestic killings, but many of those protesting remain sceptical. ...

Nashville's Kurdish community protests against Iranian government

Newschannel5 - 2019-11-25 23:37

On Iraq visit, Pence reassures Kurds and discusses protests with prime minister - Reuters

Reuters - 2019-11-25 22:14

25. November 2019 – Algeria: Ongoing protests of the democracy movement

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) - 2019-11-25 22:00

Protests against feminicide banned in Northern Kurdistan

ANF - 2019-11-25 17:53
While people all over the world are taking to the streets today to send out a message against violence against women, all public activities have been banned in Kurdish cities in Turkey. ...

On Iraq Visit, Pence Reassures Kurds and Discusses Protests With Prime Minister

IJR - 2019-11-25 12:21

Iraq Closes 12 TV and Radio Stations for "Inciting Violence"

BAS News - 2019-11-25 08:52
ERBIL — The Iraqi Communications and Media Commission (CMC) has ordered the closure of 12 TV channels and four radio stations allegedly for "publishing content inciting violence" during coverage of the nationwide protests against the government. Speaking ...

Kurdistan Ready to Assist Iraq in Resolving Current Situation: President

BAS News - 2019-11-24 20:54
ERBIL - Kurdistan Region is ready to assist Iraq in resolving the current evolving situation in the country, as protests have been ongoing against the government since early October, President Nechirvan Barzani said on Sunday. Barzani made the remarks du ...

Will Iraq’s Protests Lead to Radical Change? – LobeLog

Lobelog - 2019-11-24 16:25

Gathering in Erbil Decries Killing of Protesters in Iran

BAS News - 2019-11-24 15:01
ERBIL — A large number of Iranian Kurds living in Kurdistan Region, activists, and several local organizations held a gathering on Sunday outside the UN Office in Erbil to condemn the violent response by the Iranian government to protests across the coun ...

Protests in Malmö against Turkey and Iran attacks on people

ANF - 2019-11-24 12:44
Protests in Malmö against Turkey and Iran attacks on people. ...

On Iraq visit, US VP Pence reassures Kurds and discusses protests with premier | Arab News

Arabnews - 2019-11-24 12:22

On Iraq visit, Pence reassures Kurds and discusses protests with prime minister

Reuters - 2019-11-24 02:53
Vice President Mike Pence visited Iraq on Saturday to reassure Iraqi Kurds of U.S. support after President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria drew criticism that Washington had betrayed its Kurdish allies there. ...

Update: Dozens of Detained Protesters Remain Under Interrogation of Security Agencies in Sanandaj

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-11-24 02:00
The Iranian security and intelligence forces are pursuing the civil activists and protesters in the Kurdish cities of Iran as the intelligence forces have intensified measures to crackdown the protests hit the… The post Update: Dozens of Detained Protest ...

Colombia protests: Troops stay on streets as unrest continues

BBC - 2019-11-24 01:03
Police fired tear gas at protesters, as anti-government protests entered their third day. ...

Lebanese Soldiers Shoot and Kill Man as Protests Enter Fifth Week | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2019-11-23 20:01

On Iraq visit, Pence reassures Kurds and discusses protests with prime minister

Ynet - 2019-11-23 18:48

Curfew in Bogota does not prevent new massive demonstrations

ANF - 2019-11-23 10:26
The mayor of the Colombian capital, Bogotá, has imposed a curfew to cover the entire city in response to renewed anti-government protests. Over 250,000 people joined the national strike marches throughout the contry. ...

US Announces Sanctions on Iranian Communication Minister

BAS News - 2019-11-22 19:25
ERBIL - The US has announced punitive sanctions on Iranian Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi, after Tehran blocked the access to the internet in the wake of the protests against the increase in petrol pri ...

Protests continue in Iraq

ANF - 2019-11-22 08:09
Two more people were killed and 38 injured during protests in Baghdad. ...

Latest News of Protests in Kurdish Cities

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-11-22 02:00
Although the security situation in Kermanshah has calmed down as compared to the last few days of protests hit Iran, the presence of Special Forces around Azadi Square, Jafarabad, Boulevard, Dolatabad and… The post Latest News of Protests in Kurdish Citi ...

Protests in Baghdad leave at least four dead, 48 wounded: security

E-Kurd - 2019-11-21 17:39
BAGHDAD,— Four people were killed and 48 wounded early on Thursday when Iraqi security forces shot live fire and tear gas canisters at protesters near two key bridges in Baghdad, security and medical sources said. The cause of death was live fire and tea ...

Iraq Protests: Internet Access Back to Normal

BAS News - 2019-11-21 17:05
ERBIL - The Ministry of Communications of Iraq said on Thursday that the internet access was back to normal again, as the situation is improving in comparison to the previous days. The ministry noted that it had received an approval from lifting the inte ...

Four Protesters Killed, 48 Wounded in Baghdad

BAS News - 2019-11-21 14:55
ERBIL — At least four Iraqi protesters were killed in Baghdad on Thursday morning while violet protests continues in the capital city. Security and medical sources also confirmed that at least 48 others were wounded. One of the victims was killed near Si ...

Kurdish Official Refutes Border Crossing Closed for Iran Protests

BAS News - 2019-11-21 12:34
ERBIL — A Kurdish official on Thursday refutes previous reports claiming that the border crossing of Haji Omaran was closed down due to ongoing protests in neighboring Iran. “Despite the ongoing protests in Iran… trade and tourism continues between the K ...

Iraq crude production, exports continue despite raging protests: report

Kurdistan24 - 2019-11-21 06:33
Workers are seen at the Zubair oilfield in Basra, Iraq on May 9, 2018. (Photo: Reuters/Essam al-Sudani) ...

Good Twitter: Smart takes on the riots in Iran

AEI - 2019-11-21 00:06
As anti-government protests in Iran escalate, AEI’s Danielle Pletka took to Twitter to ask colleagues and close observers whether the regime is at risk. Experts provided their feedback, detailing events on the ground, the nature of Iran’s police state, t ...

More Protests in Iraq Despite Fresh Promises of Reform | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2019-11-20 17:01

Iran Summons Swiss Ambassador over US Comment on Protests

BAS News - 2019-11-20 15:35
ERBIL — The Iranian government on Wednesday summoned the Swiss ambassador over comments made by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the violent protests in Iran. Tens of thousands of Iranians have taken to the streets since last Friday when their govern ...

How Youthful Protests Have Shaken Iraq's Political Establishment

Foreignaffairs - 2019-11-20 15:31

Khamenei blames counter-revolution, enemies for "sabotage" in Iran gasoline price protests

Yahoo - 2019-11-20 15:09

Iran protests: UN fears dozens of people have been killed

BBC - 2019-11-20 02:26
Some sources have indicated about 200 people may have died since the protests erupted on Friday. ...

UPDATE: At Least Seven Protesters Killed in Marivan

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-11-20 02:01
At least seven civilians have been killed and dozens injured in Marivan city during a day of anti-government protests following a sudden increase in petrol price continued in a number of Kurdish cities and… The post UPDATE: At Least Seven Protesters Kill ...
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