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Iraqis mark 32nd martyrdom anniv. of Imam Mohammad Baqir al-Sadr

15 Apr 2012 14:53

Source : Press tv

Iraqi people have attended a conference to commemorate the 32nd martyrdom anniversary of Iraqi Shia cleric Mohammad Baqir al-Sadr.

Bfnews: He was the father-in-law of Muqtada al-Sadr and Imam Musa al-Sadr’s cousin.

In 1980, Mohammad Baqir al-Sadr was imprisoned and executed by the regime of Saddam Hussein after writing in support of Iran’s Islamic Revolution.

The Iraqi officials said the blood of al-Sadr and other Iraqi people, who lost their lives for freedom, didn't go in vain. They also said all those behind their killing were bought to justice.

Al-Sadr’s immense popularity did not fade years after his murder and during the execution of Saddam Hussein, pro-Sadr slogans were chanted by some of the Shia guards.