The arrest of a senior cleric in Karbala for defamation Nouri al-Maliki

May 20, 2016

Karbala «Quds Al-Arabi»: proceeded coming from Baghdad to the arrest of a cleric in Karbala, known for his criticism cons of the previous government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, a security force.

Security force has been quoted, on Thursday, Secretary-General of the Movement «Islamic Accord», the beauty of the agent, from the camp center of the province of Karbala, police in the capital Baghdad, after his arrest yesterday Wednesday.

Informed sources of Karbala, said that «security force coming from Baghdad proceeded, on Wednesday evening, the storming of Sheikh Jamal agent's office in the city of Karbala and took him to a police station in the city, and then to the capital, Baghdad morning (yesterday) Thursday, following a lawsuit filed by president of a coalition state law, Nuri al-Maliki against him for defamation ».

The sources pointed out that Sheikh agent told his followers that he was arrested following a lawsuit filed by al-Maliki against him for defamation. It is noteworthy that Sheikh accustomed to criticism of Nuri al-Maliki, the prime minister of Iraq's former eight years and a failed government policy, calling him a liar and corrupt and that he «handed one-third of Iraq's territory to organize Daash due to mismanagement».

Previously, Nuri al-Maliki to file a lawsuit on the agent-Sheikh on charges of defamation and libel, but lost.

Observers believed in the Iraqi capital that al-Maliki committed more errors by targeting religious well-known figure in the history of opposition against Saddam Hussein's regime, and that it also surrounds himself with more of isolation from the religious leaders and the Iraqi street.