The leader of the Sadrist movement in Iraq, Muqtada al-Sadr, a new “dilemma”; because of the permanent demands of the elements of the Mahdi Army, which was led by the Mahdi, and the release of the rest of them in government prisons, while a page close to Sadr responded to those claims rejected.
Dozens of supporters of the Sadrist movement, on Wednesday, a demonstration in front of the building of the political body of the current, to demand compensation for the "sacrifices" they made during the previous period, in a series of claims and demonstrations witnessed in the capital Baghdad recently, to protest against the non-payment of money for their resistance to US forces after Year 2003.
The Iraqi authorities received hundreds of followers of Moqtada al-Sadr from the US forces, upon her departure from the country in 2011, and many of them are still in these prisons, while some have been released during the past years. He launched to end the dominance of the armed factions of Sadr in the south and the capital.
Muqtada al-Sadr's “Mohammed Saleh al-Iraqi” page responded to those demonstrations, protests and claims, calling them “paid.”
"There is no forgiveness for you, a paid sit-in," said Saleh Mohammed al-Iraqi, a Facebook post. He addressed the publication Saleh Saleh protesters by saying: "Neither you nor us of you .. Staying in prisons is better than your harmful freedom, God does not forgive you."
These detainees have been demanding their release for years, on the grounds that their activity was to confront the American occupier, while Muqtada al-Sadr demands the release of innocent people only, as Sadr often avoids adopting them because of the accusations they face in engaging in sectarian fighting in 2006-2008, and their involvement in killing innocent people. It is a charge adjacent to the Mahdi Army.
The coalition of Sairon close to Muqtada al-Sadr, two months ago, seeking to include Iraqis who fought US forces, during their time in Iraq, the law of political prisoners, giving them monthly salaries.
MP Rafah Al-Ardi, who presented the draft law in this regard: It is "special for the Mahdi Army, and include detainees in Iraqi prisons, who resisted the occupier, in the institution of political prisoners in order to obtain their looted rights," as she put it.
She added that `` the new bill, which calls for justice for the resistance to the US occupation, intended to be elements of the Mahdi Army, because they include innocent fighters and many died in prisons, and I demanded after submitting the request to the House of Representatives to amend the prisoners' law, which did not grant any privileges to the prisoner and the detainee. ''
In turn, a member of the Sadrist movement said that “the issue of the elements of the Mahdi Army has indeed been an embarrassment for us during the last period, as they often talked in the media, whether they came out of them, or those who remained in prison through intermediaries, about their case, and their problem is that they have confessions of terrorist acts. Some against foreign forces, others against Iraqi citizens of other sects, and it is difficult to intervene in such matters. ”
The member, who declined to be named, said in a statement followed by "Gilgamesh Press," that the leaders of the Sadrist movement agreed in the coming days to hold an expanded meeting, to discuss that issue, in an attempt to come up with a new vision suited to new developments, which was exerted pressure on the current I heard him and seemed to give up his sons and supporters so easily, even though Sadr has on more than one occasion called for the release of innocent people. ”
In the event that this file was opened and settled judicially it applies to thousands of Sunni detainees who were detained because of their resistance to the US military, and extracted confessions of coercion, to be sentenced to life and death sentences.
Sunni political blocs have always demanded the release of innocent detainees, from whom confessions were extracted under torture and repressive practices in prisons. Statistics indicate that there are about 30,000 detainees in the country's prisons.
In turn, political analyst Ahmed al-Obeidi said that “the Iraqi judiciary has engaged in some of its joints with political differences, sectarian and national reflections, and judgments have been handed down over the past years under mysterious circumstances. Trials. ”
He added in a statement to "Erm News" that "elements of the Mahdi Army detainees highlighted the magnitude of the injustice on detainees in general, with weak procedures and the absence of censorship, and the lack of possibilities to distinguish innocent people who are already involved."
Mahdi Army detainees have a different atmosphere than other detainees in Iraqi prisons.
According to sources, the insistence of the leader of the rule of law Nuri al-Maliki not to release the Mahdi Army detainees in the campaign launched by the "imposition of law" in 2007, when he took office, was the cause of the cracked relationship between him and Sadr. They are allowed to be released as "resistance to the occupier".
Mr. Sadr had sought to oust Maliki from the premiership after several political rounds, and refused to attend political and religious occasions because of the latter's presence, at a time when the two leaders are at a crossroads even in parliamentary legislation, which caused the delay in the adoption of a number of laws.
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