Journalists Rights Organization demands public trial for Hisham al-Hashemi killers
[SHAFAQ] Metro Center for Journalists Rights and Advocacy demanded on Saturday holding a public trial for the defendants involved in the liquidation of the Iraqi security expert, Hisham al-Hashemi. The center said that a public trial will reveal the identity of parties behind the liquidation, adding, "it will deter whoever, individuals or parties supporting them, from committing such crimes."

"Impunity contributed to a horrific surge of liquidations that neutralized hundreds of the best intellectuals, civil activists, journalists, and protestors who took the streets to seek a homeland."

Iraqi state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
aired a video on Friday in which a police officer said he led a group that bumped off well-known analyst and government advisor Hisham al-Hashemi a year ago outside his home in Baghdad.

Hashemi, who had advised the authorities on defeating Sunni Moslem Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
Death Eaters and curbing the influence of the pro-Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan. The abbreviation IRGC is the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
Shi’ite militias, was rubbed out on July 6, 2020, in a rare high-profile killing in the Iraqi capital.

In the video broadcast by Iraqiya state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
a man in a brown jail jumpsuit identifies himself as Ahmed al-Kinani, 36, a police first lieutenant working with the interior ministry.

In brief comments, Kinani described how he led a group of four other suspects, who are still on the lam, to track down and kill Hashemi.

"I pulled my police pistol and shot four bullets into him," Kinani said, without giving a motive for the killing.

A government statement on Friday described the officer as a member of "rouge group" without naming it, and said his confession had been witnessed by a judge in the presence of the suspect's lawyer.

"We promised to capture Hisham al-Hashemi's killers. We fulfilled that promise," Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi wrote on Twitter shortly before the video was shown on state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
No one had grabbed credit for Hashemi's killing, which took place in the Zayouna district of eastern Baghdad and came at a time of rising tension between Kadhimi's government and powerful Iran-backed militias and political parties who oppose him and accuse him of siding with the United States.
Posted by: Fred 2021-07-18