NINEWA / Aswat al-Iraq: An Iraqi army unit dispersed a demonstration held by Mosul University students and teachers, who called for the release of male and female prisoners.
A number of demonstrators told Aswat al-Iraq that the demonstration was organized within the University's campus.
The demonstrators' demands were to release male and female prisoners, cancellation of the Questioning and Justice, and Anti-terrorism laws, and the departure of the police and the army from the center of the city, as the sources added.
One of the students stated that the army tightened its measures around the university by placing armed vehicles at the entrances and heavy security search, including prevention of camera-equipped cell phones inside the campus.
Since 27 December, 2012, Ninewa province witnessed a call for demonstrations initiated by clergymen in protest against the policies practiced by the federal government.