Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI), has stressed the independence of the Iraqi judicial system and its role in building the Iraqi state distantly from political disputes, expressing his confidence in the Iraqi judiciary not permitting the presence of a wronged person in the prisons of the New Iraq, demanding everyone to bear his responsibilities to address the legitimate demands of the demonstrators which do not clash with the constitution and the law.
This came up when His Eminence met the head of the Higher Judicial Council, Mr. Madhat al-Mahmoud, on Saturday, January 19, 2013. His Eminence stressed that the vision of the Movement of the Martyr of the Niche to solve the current crisis stems from the vision of the religious Marji`iyya (highest religious authority) in holding all groups responsible: the government, the parliament and the Higher Judicial Council, in addition to emphasizing calming down instead of escalating.