Iraq PM warns Sunni protesters to end rallies

Nouri al-Maliki says protests alleging discrimination should end, as Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr backs demonstrators.

    Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq's prime minister, has warned largely Sunni demonstrators to stop their protests against the Shia-led government which they say discriminates against them.

    The move comes as powerful Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr voiced his support for the Sunni protests.

    Maliki has ordered the release of more than 700 female prisoners, a key demand of the demonstrators, but he also issued a warning to the protesters to end their rallies.

    Al Jazeera's Omar Al Saleh reports from Baghdad.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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