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Some accused of shooting at protestors in Najaf arrested: PM

Abd Al-Mahdi - Prime Minister of Iraq's official website
Abd Al-Mahdi - Prime Minister of Iraq's official website
Prime Minister Adil Abd al-Mahdi said that the security forces arrested a number of those behind the violence taking place recently in Najaf during protests, and killing and injuring many citizens.

In a statement, Abd al-Mahdi called on people to submit their documents and information to the Supreme Anti-Corruption Council, to take investigative and punitive measures according to the law.

He pointed out that investigations are under way with all the accused, affirming that all those who shot at people will be prosecuted, and introduced to the judiciary if proven guilty.

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.
Last Modified: Saturday، 18 May 2019 02:43 AM
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