Iraq on a hot tin: a demonstrator was killed and 7 others were wounded in Baghdad ... and calls for a million organization on Tuesday
The situation in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] witnessing[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] flare-up in light of the continuing casualties of Iraqi demonstrators in the capital, Baghdad, amid conflicts over the date of the presentation of the government of Muhammad Allawi to parliament.
In this context, activists stated that the security forces killed one person and wounded 7 others, when they opened fire on protesters in Baghdad, where he is facing [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] an unusual internal crisis, where about 500 people were killed last October.
The protesters called for a million tomorrow, Tuesday, February 25, and chanted "This is a promise of liberation on 25 million ... This is a promise to every martyr ... the revolution will come back again."
For its part, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] Jenin Hennes-Blackshart, condemned early last week the use of hunting rifles and hunting cartridges for peaceful protesters in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] urged the government to protect them.
The United Nations mission said last Monday that it had received "credible allegations that peaceful protesters were targeted with hunting rifles on the road linking the Tahrir and al-Khalani areas of Baghdad on the evening of 14, 15 and 16 February, wounding at least 50 people."
It added in a statement that at least 150 people were injured in Karbala in January alone due to the use of similar methods.
While Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Al-Halbousi called for a meeting on Monday morning, to consider the request submitted for an extraordinary session to form the new government and determine the date of the session, while his deputy’s statements, which were announced on Wednesday as the date of the meeting, were conflicting.
Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Al-Halbousi called for a meeting on Monday, based on Article 10 of the internal law of the House of Representatives, to consider the request made to hold an extraordinary session to form the new government and determine the date of the session.
While the first deputy speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Hassan Karim Al-Kaabi, announced that the special session devoted to voting on the government of Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi will be postponed to next Wednesday, instead of Monday.
The first deputy speaker of the House of Representatives said that the parliament session to give confidence to the government of Prime Minister-designate Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi will be held next Wednesday.
The statements between the Speaker of the Parliament, Muhammad al-Halbousi, and his first deputy, Hassan al-Kaabi, about holding the extraordinary session to vote on the government of Prime Minister-designate Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi, are coming up next Monday.
For his part, the second deputy to the Speaker of Parliament, Bashir Al-Haddad, said: "If we do not reach an agreement with Allawi in the coming hours, we will not attend tomorrow's meeting."
He added: "The negotiations are continuing until this moment with Allawi, and we have felt more flexibility than him in the late hours of last night, and we hope that Mr. Allawi will not be a cause for the cracking of the national unity."
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