political body of the Sadrist movement, on Thursday, condemned shooting at
peaceful demonstrators in Najaf province, by the guards of some
"corrupt" officials, according to the movement, leading to the death
and injury of many citizens.
The statement of the movement described the incident as "unforgivable crime," calling on relevant state institutions, the prime minister and the President of the Supreme Judicial Council to take immediate legal actions against the perpetrators of this terrible crime.
"Shooting unarmed demonstrators is a heinous crime against human rights and his rights to express his opinion, and [his right to] demand his rights and the rights of his homeland, and is a flagrant violation of the Constitution and laws," the statement said.
Shiite Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr urged citizens to rush into the streets in anti-corruption protests in Najaf on Wednesday night. The protests have reportedly turned to be violent, resulting in the death of four people, and the injury of 17, according to Najaf’s Hakim Hospital.