I wanted once to cover a graduation ceremony for the Police Acade my," said Abdul Kareem Al-Hashemi, a freelance writer for Al-Adala newspaper (the newspaper belonging to the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq
, one of the two major Shiite political parties in the country) and Kul Al-Iraq (All of Iraq) newspaper.
He had worked in neighbouring Iran writing pamphlets and other materials for the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq
, an umbrella group that was the largest anti-Saddam force and had been based in Iran.
The victims included Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, a leading cleric who headed the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq
(SCIRI), a key Shiite group in Iraq, SCIRI earlier said.