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Iraq orders US to release Shiite activist

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has ordered the release of a leading member of radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s political organisation who was detained by US troops. Relatives and supporters of Sheikh Mazen al-Saedi confirmed he had been released, while a Sadr spokesman said Iraqi interior ministry vehicles brought him to the Shiite movement’s offices in the Kadhimiya district of Baghdad. Full Story

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