media activists have commented on the protests staged by the Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq militia in support of Ahmed al-Jabouri after sanctions were imposed on him and three others by
The militias distributed money among protesters. Whoever held a photo of Jabouri received 50,000 dinars, while those who did not carry his photo received 25,000 dinars. Protesters who chanted slogans received 10,000 dinars, sources said.
The activists said they were not amazed by what happened, wondering about the agents and traitors who sold Iraq to Iran.
The US Department of the Treasury imposed sanctions on two militia figures, Rayan al-Kildani and Waad Qado, and two former Iraqi governors, Nawfal Hammadi al-Sultan and Jabouri, over involvement in corruption and human rights violations.
Meanwhile, Jabroui commented on the sanctions, saying the sovereignty of Iraq is on the edge of the brink, adding that the US decision is unfair against the Iraqi citizens who refused to obey the US administration.
He added that the US made itself their guardian after the government and the presidency were silent regarding the decision that violated Iraqi sovereignty.
They said that Jabouri used to spend money taken from the salaries of the employees and the retired to purchase vehicles and machinery for the province instead of returning back the displaced.
The Baghdad Post observed reactions by social media users on the protests.
One account said, “All is paid. They’re on the same way of Maliki.” Another account said, “Plus shipping fees,” while a third account said, “Dangerous Iranian wastes.” A fourth account said that “the destiny of the agents who sold their country will not be mentioned in Iraq's history.”