Abdul Mahdi decides to drop government lawsuits against demonstrators in Basra
BASRA, Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi decided on Saturday to drop all government lawsuits against demonstrators in Basra.
"A delegation of activists and Basra personalities met with Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi at a meeting in his office in Baghdad, during which he presented a number of demands and problems that beset Basra and all fields, with a number of solutions in detail," said civil activist Montazer Bakheet al-Karakoshi.
He added that Abdul-Mahdi "decided to drop all lawsuits against demonstrators, which were lifted by government agencies, and review the cases brought by some parties against the demonstrators and the scrutiny and closure in the absence of evidence is proven as soon as possible."
"We have made a formal request to reopen the Basra channel, handed it over to the Prime Minister and talked to him about the need to open the channel and allocate a door to finance it and pay its debts," he said.
He continued saying that "the delegation also submitted a request on the development of a college of media in Basra or a department in the Faculty of Arts for the importance of the province, and the need of the College of Information as Basra possesses the possibility, as well as the request received approval of the Prime Minister and there will be action in this regard.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency