Leaks about the selection of Naim Suhail as prime minister by Shiite forces ... and the assassination of a civilian activist
Leaks reported that Naeem Al-Suhail was chosen as the head of the Iraqi transitional government by the seven-member committee formed of the Shiite forces.
Informed sources said that the Shiite forces that make up the Seven Committee decided to head the government.
And political sources have revealed that agreement on the new prime minister will be made during a prospective meeting of the leaders of the Seven Committee of the Shiite political forces to resolve the selection of the next prime minister.
The Shiite forces consider that the prime minister is a matter of their own, which is currently under discussion among its leaders, and that the President of the Republic, Barham Saleh, is awaiting the outcomes of the Seven Committee to agree on the personality of the Prime Minister.
And since the days of the Seven Committee, it has continued its meetings to choose a candidate to head the next government.
On the other hand, a security source said that an activist in the popular movement was assassinated by unknown armed men in Basra Governorate, south of the country.
The source said that unknown gunmen assassinated the civil activist Rahim Sajit, in the center of Basra, with silencers.
The source added, preferring not to be named, that the gunmen fled to an unknown destination after the attack.
And last Tuesday, unknown armed men assassinated two activists, near the industrial zone in Amara city, the center of Maysan governorate.
Activists in the protests are exposed to coordinated attacks such as assassinations, kidnappings and torture in secret places, since the protests erupted in early October.
The government has repeatedly pledged to prosecute those responsible for these operations, but it is repeated, while activists accuse Shi’ite factions of militants close to Iran of being behind these operations, which the leaders of those factions deny.
The popular protests, which were unprecedented, permeated widespread violence that left more than 600 martyrs, according to the country's president, Barham Salih, and Amnesty International.
The popular movement forced the government of Adel Abdul Mahdi to submit its resignation in early December 2019, and the demonstrators insist on the departure and accountability of all political elites accused of corruption and waste of state funds, which have been in power since 2003.
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