Shafaq News / Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi revealed via Twitter the identity of a security official accused of killing demonstrator Omar Fadhel in Basra Governorate.
Al-Kadhimi tweeted, "The state will not tolerate any security personnel who disregard orders which explicitly forbid the use of bullets against demonstrators, as happened in Basra," explaining, "the security services are serious about not allowing offenders to tarnish their image."
He added, "The alleged killer of Omar Fadhil has been arrested, and he will receive a fair trial." adding, "We trust the Iraqi people, the Iraqi Security Forces, and our heroic Army, and together we will overcome these types of challenges."
Today, Saturday, the Iraqi Interior Ministry stated that the security forces arrested the alleged killer of the young protester Omar Fadhil.
The ministry's statement said, "preliminary investigations are conducted with the murderer in preparation for referring him to the judiciary to obtain his fair penalty." noting that the killer, "openly confessed his crime."