The Head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, Sayyid Ammar Al Hakim, expressed his anger, worry and sorrow in view of the deteriorating security situation in the country, especially after the events of the prisons of Taji and Abu Ghraib, indicating that one could almost question the ways security is being managed and wondering about the existence of a clear vision, well-defined strategy, meaningful plans and competent leaderships for security in the country.
This came during the ninth Ramadan night gathering held at his Eminence’s office in Baghdad, on Monday, 22/7/2013.
His Eminence found strange how hundreds of criminals and terrorists escaped the prisons of Taji and Abu Ghraib on one night, after so many people and the families of martyrs and wounded were waiting the punishment and fair sanctioning of these criminals, a process that has lasted too many years. He added: the fact that these terrorists did not get a fair punishment for this long period of time has encouraged others to choose the path of crime by targeting the Iraqi people, and wondered what will be the situation in Iraq after these criminals escaped the prisons and who will take the responsibility of the innocent blood.
His Eminence was surprised by the silence of officials facing all these crimes and by how there was no explanation justifying the recurrence of such crimes one day after the other and no plan to arrest these hundreds of criminals who escaped prison. He added: “Till when will security ministries remain vacant without minister and key security institutions without acting officials?”, wondering what is the guarantee to change these security plans in the future or change some security leaderships after all these violations and calling upon concerned officials to take strict measures in this regard.