Demonstration to the Sadrists in central Baghdad demanding not to "muzzle the mouths" and speed up the withdrawal of confidence from the Maliki
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 18:03

Baghdad {: News} Euphrates demonstrated a large number of Sadrist followers this afternoon in Firdous Square to support the demands of their leader, freedom of the media and not to muzzle the mouths amid tight security was cut off roads leading to the place of demonstration and deployment of security-intensive security services.
The reporters and the Euphrates News Agency {} that the demonstrators who started from the Enhanced Mosque in Sadr City to gather in Firdous Square and carried Avctat demanding freedom of the media and criticize the pressures exerted to muzzle the mouths in addition to chanting slogans supports the positions of Mr. Muqtada al-Sadr. "
The demonstrators chanted slogans in support of withdrawal of confidence in Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and the claim to expedite resolution of this file by dragging him confidence.
The areas of central Baghdad, has seen tight security in the vicinity of Firdous Square in anticipation of the protests get out of the Sadrist movement.
He said reporters and Euphrates News Agency {} that the common security of the extensive security services extended from Saadoun Street and Abu Nawas Street, passing through the courtyard of Paradise, which is expected to come out to follow the Sadrist movement to protest to demand the freedom of the media. "
He pointed out to reporters that the security forces deployed in these areas and set a police car in every branch in Sadoun Street, Abu Nawas. "
The source said that "the Sadr movement plans protest today to demand the freedom of the media and away from government control, and support all aspects of freedom that supply the media scene more tender without pressure or politicization, spread the spirit of citizenship and unity in our dear country."
He added that "The event kicks off tomorrow afternoon from the mosque in Sadr City improved to Firdous Square in central Baghdad."
The cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, Iraqi Information described as "a tool of power."
Sadr said in a statement: "we must be noted for several things concerning the Iraqi media, which is that the Iraqi media and channels is a game, however, power and this is ugly and reprehensible and must be rejected and discarded immediately hear and be guided to parliamentarians and specialists work in order to make the media and satellite channels, internal visual, written, audio, especially channel Iraqi esteemed Iraqi neutrality and radio stations. "
He added that "closing the channel or prevent Baghdadiya {} is esteemed for the suppression of freedoms and dissent, but in general For everyone to work for lack of control by individual members of the Government to free media, and I generally refuse to prevent detection channels because of the opposition papers to the government."
He stressed the chest, "you must make the Charter of the media to keep all its freedom and independence, not dependence of governments, parties, and through the Iraqi parliament that met {} and not officials, Iraqi Information For either rejection or resignation of the Iraqi Media Network." It is scheduled to come out to follow the Sadrist movement today in a demonstration in central Baghdad to demand the freedom of the media in the country. "
Issued in the office of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki issued a statement about the remarks, which accused the Prime Minister oppressed voices.
The statement said that "it is practiced is gagged, which takes the style of the threat against the critics, especially the media and mobilize the atmosphere and inciting against them."
"We should not defend the way certain media made ​​the right judgments for violations related to the instigation and attack or other means and other channels just to disagree with, although not committed any offense."
The statement continued, "The government affirms once again its defense of freedom of expression and protection to the media against any side exposed to the threat or the excess and will stand firmly against it." Ended