Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The office of the Deputy Premier and the head of the Seven-Side Committee, Hussein al-Shihristani, to follow up the demonstrators’ demands, denied Shihristani’s meeting with a woman prisoner who was detained for six years without trail.
A statement by Shihristani’s office received by IraqiNews.com on Sunday cited “One of the media outlets stated on last Wednesday that Shihristani has met a women prisoner who was detained for six months without trail.”
“This report is groundless and Shihristani never met any woman prisoner yet,” the statement added.
The statement called “The media outlets to be accurate in reporting the news before reporting them to the public where it is one of the values of the press career, otherwise, they will be judicially investigated for reporting false reports.”
Earlier, one of the media outlets stated “A source within the Iraqi National Alliance stated that Shihristani met a woman prisoner who was detained for six years for the involvement of her son in criminal actions where Shihristani assured that she did not face trial up to now.”