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IWDC: Iraqi activist, paramedic kidnapped after slamming Sadr

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Iraqi War Documentation Center said the civilian activist and paramedic at Al-Tahrir Square, Baghdad, Kadhim Mahdi, was kidnapped after he politically criticized Muqtada al-Sadr.

 

Populist cleric Moqtada Al Sadr has turned against the Iraqi uprising, withdrawing protection to demonstrators and strengthening a government crackdown to crush the protest movement.

The uprising, which was demanding the removal of the entire political class, has undermined the influence of Iran, Al Sadr’s patron.

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