KMC » 1am - Jan 2, 2013
Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq's Shia prime minister, has warned the largely Sunni protesters to stop their demonstrations. The move comes as powerful Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr voiced his support for the Sunni protests. Maliki has ordered the release of more than 700 female prisoners, a key demand of the demonstrators, but he also issued a warning to the protesters to end their rallies. Al Jazeera's Omar al-Saleh reports from Baghdad.