The President of the Republic confirms his careful follow-up with the higher authorities regarding the events of the demonstrations
16:37 - 07/12/2019
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On Saturday, President of the Republic, Barham Salih, affirmed the continuation of follow-up with the higher authorities regarding the recent events in the demonstration places, calling for respect for the peaceful nature of the demonstrations and cooperation between citizens and the security services.
The President’s Office said in a statement, which received / information / a copy of it, “The President of the Republic, Barham Salih, followed up with what happened yesterday, Friday, the sixth of December, an armed criminal attack by criminal gangs and outlaws, a number of martyrs were killed And the wounded in the popular protest. "
The President of the Republic affirmed, “The legitimate right of any citizen to protest and demonstrate peacefully, and to prevent and criminalize any armed and violent response against peaceful demonstrators,” noting that “the responsibility of the state’s security services, in addition to protecting peaceful demonstrators and public and private property and preserving the lives of Iraqis, is to pursue criminals who are out The law, arrest them, and refer them to a fair judiciary to receive the deterrent punishment they deserve. ”
The President called on everyone to respect the peaceful nature of the demonstrations that call for reform, societal harmony and cooperation between citizens and the state's security agencies to maintain public security and confront outlaws.
He noted “his concern for the unity of the Iraqis in these difficult moments to preserve the security of the homeland and the rights of citizens,” stressing “careful follow-up with the competent authorities and in what is entitled to the right and preserves civil peace and guarantees freedom, justice and adherence to the law.” End 25 Q