Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi directed the arrest of a security official in the center of the country, against the background of an Iraqi appearance, whose husband confessed two months ago in a security video clip, to burning her body and throwing it in the river.

Al-Kazemi's office said in a statement, that the Prime Minister "directed the opening of an immediate investigation into the accusation of a citizen in Babil Governorate, with a crime whose commission or occurrence has not been clear, and the arrest of an official concerned with combating crime in the incident."

He decided, "to refer all those responsible for the incident to investigation (..), restore the rights of the victim, and compensate him for the abuses and violations he faced during the investigation," according to the statement.

The Prime Minister, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces @MAKadhimi directs the opening of an immediate investigation into what is attributed to the relevant authorities charging a citizen in Babil Governorate with a crime that has not been clearly committed or committed.

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— Prime Minister’s Media Office 🇮🇶 (@IraqiPMO) September 21, 2021

The incident dates back to last July, after a security video appeared of a young man confessing to killing his wife and burning his body, in the presence of security officials, before it later became clear that the wife's disappearance was linked to family disputes, and that she was alive, and that the husband "was forced to confess this by the investigation authorities." .

On Monday, the husband was released, without explaining why the wife did not appear and was absent during this period.

For its part, Babylon police said, in a statement carried by the Iraqi News Agency on Tuesday, that it is investigating "the officer who is investigating the man accused of killing his wife."

angry reactions

The wife's appearance, and the husband's release, sparked angry reactions on social media and in the media, and many accused the Iraqi authorities of "mistreating the accused and obtaining confessions under torture."

Iraqis said that the young man made up a story and confessed to a crime he did not commit, to get rid of torture inside prison, pointing out that many innocent people were forced to confess to crimes they did not commit under torture.

This man's confessions were filmed and publicized on satellite channels, and he was judged on the basis that he killed and burned his wife.

A few days ago, his wife who was hidden came back and they released him and he returned to his family as if nothing had happened..

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Omar Habeeb (@TheOmarHabeeb) September 21, 2021

The writer Omar Habib said, through his account on Twitter, "This man filmed his confessions and publicized him on the satellite channels, and he was judged on the basis that he killed and burned his wife, and a few days ago his wife, who was hidden, returned, released him and returned to his family as if nothing had happened."

The political activist, Kitab Al-Mizan, wrote on his Facebook account: The disaster of the Babylonian youth who confessed due to torture that he killed his wife, is one of thousands of cases in which detainees confessed to crimes they did not commit, considering that "this incident is enough to retry all detainees."

I hope Mr. @MAKadhimi will take a stand as we are used to when the dignity of Iraqis is affected by some weak souls and take action against all those who insult the dignity of the innocent. its content

— Ameer aldaami (@AldaamiAmeer) September 21, 2021

Jurist Amir Al-Daami said on his Twitter account: I hope Mr. Mustafa Al-Kazemi will take a position as we are used to when the dignity of Iraqis is affected by some weak-minded people, and take action against all those who insult the dignity of the innocent, and the first action is to issue a decision to ban programs that target human dignity. Under the title of law and freedom of opinion, it is "programs of defamation and extortion in their content."

Whoever answers an officer as a result of partisan quotas and gives up a position of responsibility, the results will be similar to what happened in Babylon with a person who was forced to confess to killing his wife and then came out alive.

— Aziz Al-Rubaie (@aziz_alrubaye) September 21, 2021

The journalist Aziz Al-Rubaie commented on his Twitter account, saying that when you bring a police officer as a result of partisan quotas and put him in a position of responsibility, the results will be similar to what happened in Babylon with a person who was forced to confess to killing his wife, then she appeared alive.

Local media said that the husband lives in the Musayyib area, north of Babil Governorate, and lost his wife when she was with him on a visit to a religious shrine in Karbala, noting that he was accused of killing and hiding her after he informed the security authorities of her disappearance, and the police detained him.

Between the torture of the officers of the Ministry of the Interior and under the supervision of the Minister and the fear of scandal, a person confesses to killing his wife and burning the body and takes a ruling in the case months ago, and today his wife returns after she was a fugitive to an unknown destination..

It is clear what a program presenter said when he thanked the minister while revealing the evidence, and it means that the man is involved in stealing confessions by force!!

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— Yasser Eljuboori (@YasserEljuboori) September 20, 2021

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