The mother of the kidnapped activist several days ago – Sajjad Al-Iraqi – appeared in the Dhi Qar governorate in southern Iraq, with a video that Iraqis shared on social media platforms today, Wednesday, and she appeals in the name of humanity and motherhood to release her kidnapped son.
Sajjad’s mother warned his captors that “Sajjad’s death will bring out 100,000 carpets,” indicating that her son is peaceful and does not use weapons, and his reputation is good among people.
The mother of the kidnapped activist # Al-Iraqi carpets She pleads with the kidnappers to release her son while she is in deep grief and a broken heart over her son’s separation for the fifth day.
Allah is my suffice, and the best deputy pic.twitter.com/lu70S4sbIU
— Robert Melham (@RobertMeelham) September 23, 2020
Umm Sajjad appealed to the kidnappers to release her son because he had not committed any crime, and his fault was only to participate in the demonstrations that have been taking place in the country for months, as is the case with hundreds of young people.
The video of Sajjad’s mother aroused the feelings of Iraqis on social networking sites. Tweeters and bloggers demanded the release of the kidnapped activist and sympathy for his grieving mother, while others condemned the kidnapping and intimidation policy practiced against the activists.
Chechlig is a blessing, oh after my soul ..
The forces who want to free carpets have become outlawed !!
If the kidnappers were notified, they would become holy, and no one is allowed to drive them !!
Look after my eyes .. pic.twitter.com/idXKKf8OXt
– Omar Habeeb || عمر حبيب (@TheOmarHabeeb) September 23, 2020
It is noteworthy that Sajjad was kidnapped last Saturday from Al-Haboubi Square in the center of Nazareth, the center of Dhi Qar Governorate, Another activist with him was wounded, after an attempt to kidnap him by unidentified gunmen failed.
On Sunday, the police said, in a statement, that they had reached clues to reveal the perpetrators, by determining where the hijackers’ vehicles had headed.
On Monday, Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi sent the forces of the Counter-Terrorism Service to Dhi Qar, to join the local police in the search for the kidnapped activist.
Since last October, Iraq has witnessed unprecedented popular protests, interspersed with acts of violence that left hundreds dead and thousands injured.