Iraqi cleric Sadr calls for protest against Maliki's comeback
Powerful Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Wednesday called for a demonstration against a Iraqi court ruling that returns his bitter rival, ex-prime minister Nuri al-Maliki, to a vice-presidential position.
The ruling announced on Monday by Iraq's supreme court is "an attempt to bring back corruption", Sadr said in a statement on his website. He called for a protest to take place after the Shi'ite Muslim Ashura day of mourning on Wednesday, without setting a date.
Maliki took one of three ceremonial vice-presidencies two years ago, after he failed as prime minister to stop Islamic... read more
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