Shafaq News / close to the leader of the Sadr movement Muqtada al-Sadr on Friday to the rejection of the Federal Government's investigation into the incidents in the demonstrations and left thousands of protesters killed and wounded.
"Investigate the executioner, the executioner is not an investigator," Saleh Mohammed al-Iraqi said in a brief post on social media today.
The National Security Council, in an extraordinary session held earlier today under the chairmanship of Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Adel Abdul Mahdi, directed the formation of an investigative committee headed by the Joint Operations Command and the membership of the relevant authorities to investigate the cases of killings and injuries among demonstrators and members of the security services and attacks on installations. Infrastructure, media and accountability of negligence, within a period of (5) days from the date of 12.10.2019. "
Religious cleric Ali al-Sistani blamed the Iraqi government for the deaths of protesters and security forces during bloody demonstrations in Iraq since the beginning of this month.
Sistani's representative said in a sermon read out in Karbala Friday prayers that "the Marjaiya strongly calls on the government and the judiciary to conduct a credible investigation into all that took place in the yards of the demonstration, and then disclose to the public the elements that ordered or started shooting at demonstrators or others, and not to delay In pursuing them, arresting them and bringing them to justice regardless of their affiliations and positions, this must be done within a specified period - for example, two weeks - and not being procrastinated, as in the announcement of the results of the investigative committees in previous cases. "
Thousands of Iraqis demonstrated during the past few days against the deterioration of the service and living conditions, the lack of job opportunities and public and private jobs, the spread of unemployment within the society, and the spread of financial and administrative corruption and nepotism in the joints of state departments and institutions.
The sound demonstrations were met with repression and violence, some of which amounted to excessive use of force, according to joint operations, the highest military authority in Iraq, killing more than 100 protesters and injuring thousands.
The federal government, headed by Adel Abdul-Mahdi, launched two packages of resolutions to meet the demands of the demonstrators. .