Middle East Monitor
Thousands of demonstrators demanded former Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki be held responsible for the deaths of more than 1,700 students, reported Al-Quds.
Protests were held by supporters of Shia cleric, Muqtada Al-Sadr, to mark the third anniversary of the students’ deaths at the hands of Daesh fighters. The demonstration was held in Tahrir Square in central Baghdad.
Calls were made to charge Al-Maliki as he was in power at the time the murders took place.
Daesh fighters killed 1,700 students at close range on the banks of the Tigris River, and begun throwing dead bodies in the river, according to a video published by the group.
Last year, the Iraqi government announced that the bodies of 1,000 victims had been found in the area of the Presidential palaces in Tikrit.