Abadi directed to open an investigation after the casualties among the demonstrators and the security men
[rtl]BAGHDAD / Shaima Rashid / Muhannad Abdul Wahab
coincide with demonstrations in Baghdad on Saturday to demand changes to the Electoral Commission and political reform, Prime Minister Haider al - Abadi stressed the right of peaceful protest and concern to protect the demonstrators and the safety and security of citizens and the preservation of public and private property, it is directed to open an investigation after for injuries between protesters and security men.
As House Speaker Salim al - Jubouri said that the parliament would take into account all the legitimate demands advocated by the demonstrators , according to the constitution and the powers in the past , a negligent accounting, the cleric Muqtada al - Sadr called on his supporters to withdraw from the protesters from the street to prevent bloodshed.
A new election law
and said the president Fuad Masum , on Saturday evening, the end of the presidency of drafting a new election law.
Masum called for a commitment to the principles of democratic dialogue and the preservation of constitutional life and defeat terrorism , the
right to demonstrate peacefully
, said a statement Information Office of the Prime Minister on Saturday «morning» received a copy of it: «Prime Minister Dr. Haider al - Abadi affirms the right of peaceful protest and concern to protect the demonstrators and the safety and security of citizens and preservation on public and private property », called Abadi , according to the statement, to« abide by the law and public order at a time when our heroine locked honor and sacrifice to liberate our cities battles from the oppression and terror gangs «Daesh» terrorist ».
An interview with the Speaker of Parliament
, the House Speaker Salim al - Jubouri confirmed on Saturday; that «Parliament will take into consideration all the legitimate demands advocated by the demonstrators , according to the constitution and powers and is a past in the hold negligent until improve the reality of the country and stabilize it», and between al - Jubouri said in a statement broadcast Media office received «morning» copy of it, that « the electoral Commission from among what are its debate and set a date for the questioning of its members and choosing the Commission in accordance with the time limitations».
The head of the parliament that «the House of Representatives with the peaceful demonstrations calling for the achievement of reform in the country and check the demands of the Iraqi people», stressing at the same time « the need to preserve state institutions», called al - Jubouri «security forces to provide protection to the demonstrators and not to be subjected to them, because they Iraqis and their blood is expensive, in addition to the fact that a legitimate right to demonstrate is guaranteed by the constitution, stressing the need to protect journalists and facilitate their work because they are the eyes of the people that carry them the truth ».
Sadr data , in
turn, called the cleric Muqtada al - Sadr, the demonstrators to withdraw from the street «bloodshed» after the occurrence of some unfortunate clashes between them and the security forces in demonstrations yesterday.
Sadr said , according to a statement his office «morning» received a copy of it: «Some ofthose unknowns used excessive force against unarmed demonstrators» and called « theUnited Nations and human rights organizations to intervene immediately to save thepeaceful demonstrators».
After the recitation of al- Sadr statement on demonstrators; withdrew and dispersed crowds to their home areas.
Mr. Sadr issued on Saturday a previous statement , followed by the demonstrators in Tahrir Square in central Baghdad , activist Ahmed Abdul Hussein, in which he said al- Sadr: «I respect your options and I'm with you, if you wish to approach the gate of the Green Zone to prove Mtbakm and Asmall those who are inside the walls to change the Commission and the law even sunset, peaceful and our choice until we achieve demands, as your », but he added:« but you and enter the green Zone in this day ».
Demonstrations and clashes
capital , Baghdad on Saturday demonstrations to demand a change of the Electoral Commission had called for the organization of the leader of the Sadrist movement.
The thousands of demonstrators in Tahrir Square since early morning, waving Iraqi flags and calling slogans demanding a change in the Electoral Commission and amending the election law.
Was accompanied by demonstrations yesterday, Problems led to some casualties among the security forces and among the demonstrators, and ordered the Prime Minister General Commander of the Armed Forces , Haider al - Abadi to «investigate the injuries that I got the security services and demonstrators, and prosecute the elements responsible for it».
Baghdad operations , announced in a statement «morning» he received a copy of it, killing and injuring eight associate members by addressing those and what she called «infiltrators» in the demonstrations.
A statement of operations: «We have the constitutional and legal duty to secure the protection of the demonstrations, including the demonstration Saturday», the statement pointed to «find firearms and knives when some of the protesters, indicating the existence of a deliberate intentions for some violation of the law and the right to demonstrate peacefully».
See Allawi , for
his part, called on Chairman of the National Coalition , Iyad Allawi, to change the electoral commission, an independent ones, and demanded Allawi said in a statement «morning» received a copy of it, « the government to take the necessary legal steps and provide appropriate means to achieve the concept of political partnership among all shades of the Iraqi society through represented properly and involving them in decision - making »and added« from this point has to be an election are accepted by the integrity and transparency to meet the desires and needs of our people up, result in an effective and capable government. »
Allawi stressed the «initiate a set of measures the most important change of the Electoral Commission, and enact laws to UNHCR and the elections, and the appointment of a new independent Commission on the basis of efficiency and professionalism , as happened in the Trasna government supervised by the Office of Fair far from quotas and regionalization», he says.
Post Office , in
turn, expressed surprise at the Electoral Commission of resorting to the street and the mobilization of the masses, saying it «will not be part of any political conflict».
Chairman of the Board of Commissioners Serbest Mustafa Rashid also refused to resign from office, said in a statement «morning» received a copy of it: The «Electoral Commission constitutional institution guaranteed by the Iraqi Constitution, for the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces Haider al - Abadi and the international community and the United Nations Protection Commission and its buildings scattered in all provinces and its employees. »
He added that « the Electoral Commission are exposed to great pressure from some political blocs aimed at her husband in the midst of political conflicts».
In this context, the Board of Commissioners member Mohsen al - Musawi, his resignation to the Electoral Commission on Saturday, indicating that it came in response to calls and demands of the demonstrators, Moussawi said in an interview: «submitted my resignation from my position as a member of the Board of Commissioners to the Office of the elections», adding that «it It came in response to the calls of the demonstrators who have loud voices to demand a change Commission. »
The positions of parliamentary
Deputy Speaker of Aram , Sheikh Mohammed said in turn that the «Kurdish blocs, will not stand counter to change the members of the Electoral Commission».
Said Sheikh Mohammed , in a statement obtained by «morning» a copy of it: The « a meeting with the heads and representatives of Kurdish blocs in parliament, the participants emphasized the need for the Kirkuk provincial council elections on schedule with the rest of the boards of Iraq 's provinces», adding that « the Kurdish blocs will not stand deduced from demanding a change in the members of the election commission. »
Furthermore, said Member of Parliament Ahmed Salal Badri «morning»: The «demonstrate a legitimate right to express their point of view, today 's demonstrators have requests to change the Commission to change the law, and the government and parliament today are working to enact a law to change the Commission», expressing the hope that the «demonstrations supporting the position of the parliament and put pressure on political blocs toward the enactment of the Commission and the selection mechanism of the Commission.»
The MP added that «there is a discrepancy between the blocks on changing the [/rtl]
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