BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Deputy Premier Hussein al-Shahristani announced today that the total figure of prisoners and detainees in Iraq reached to 30.000, including 682 women.
He disclosed today that 70 were released today, with promises to release more in the coming days.
In a press conference for the committee dealing with the demands of the demonstrators, attended by Aswat al-Iraq, he added that there are 20 investigation committees are working on the issue, with expectation that all cases will be resolved within one month time.
He added the convicts for terrorist cases reached to 6500, including 97 women, while detainees for terrorist charges reached to 6000, including 85 women.
The convicts for ordinary cases reached to 15.800, including 500 women, while the detainees for ordinary cases reached to 1000 only.
Shahristani added that each innocent citizen has the right to submit a complaint to the minister of justice for material compensation for his arrest period.
Since 22 December 2012, Anbar province witnessed massive demonstrations and sit-in, in addition to Ninewa, Salahal-Din, Diala, Kirkuk and Baghdad demanding the release of innocent detainees and prisoners, while others called for toppling Maliki's government.