BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the Iraqiya coalition, Ahmed al-Mesari described the arrest of Finance Minister Rafie al-Issawi's protection team as a fabricated process, intended to undermine al-Issawi.
He said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / today 22, Dec that "the time limit (24-hours), which was given to the government, ends on Saturday afternoon, to release all detainees of al-Issawi's bodyguards , who are 10, and close this case permanently."
He added "The people of the provinces of Anbar, Diyala, Salahuddin and Mosul and some areas of Baghdad, will have a firm stance on this issue, will be announced this afternoon."
Hundreds of the Anbar tribes cut the international expressway north of Ramadi, which connects Iraq to Jordan and Syria to protest against the arrest of al-Issawi's protection team, but they retreated after giving the government a 24-hour deadline for their release.
A military force arrested, two days ago, a number of Finance Minister Rafie al-Issawi's protection team. Issawi held Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki responsible for the operation and asked him to apologize. He described the force that arrested his bodyguards as militias for failing to carry judicial arrest warrants.
For his part, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said in a press statement: "The implementation of court orders against the accused does not mean a targeting of a certain sect and cannot be a stand against this or that party."
Maliki has ordered to arrest some members of the force that arrested members of the protection of al-Issawi and referred them to the judiciary. / End