Iraq issues arrest warrant for 2 officers who killed protestors

An Iraqi court issued Tuesday (October 15th) an arrest warrant for two officers who are accused of killing protesters during anti-government demonstrations earlier this month.

In a statement on Tuesday, Iraq's Supreme Judicial Council said the warrants were issued after witnesses testified against the two officers for opening fire against protesters in the eastern city of Kut.

At least 100 people were killed and more than 4,000 wounded during the protests in Iraq at the beginning of October.

Senior Iraqi cleric Ali al-Sistani called for an inquiry into the protests on Friday, al-Arabiya reported.

He called on the government "to find out which elements gave orders to shoot protesters, whatever their affiliation", a representative of the cleric said during a sermon in the holy city of Karbala.

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