[size=36]Abadi: Using the procedures and laws of Saddam's Baath to criminalize the protests brings us back to a dark era[/size]
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The leader of the victory coalition, former Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, Sunday, that the use of procedures and laws of Saddam's Baath to criminalize protests brings us back to a dark era.
"The use of Saddam Hussein's procedures and laws to criminalize protests and attempts to prosecute freedom of opinion takes us back to a dark era," he said in a Twitter tweet seen by Mawazine News.
He added, "The Iraqis sacrificed for their freedom," stressing that "the determination of the political system is the right of the Iraqis and they decide their identity and orientations."