Spiritual leader of Iraqi Shia Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani called for the immediate release of all Qatari hunters, kidnapped during the falconry in Iraq.
Ali al-Sistani said through his official representative Ahmad al-Safi that the abducted should be released immediately and the government must help in solving this problem.
The Ayatollah has called the kidnapping of an erroneous act and emphasized that it harmed the image of Iraq.
The day before the release of the Qatari hunters urged the foreign Ministers of the Arab League.
Recall that was captured 27 people, including 19 citizens of Qatar. Among hunters were also representatives of the ruling dynasty of the Emirate of al-Thani. Then it was reported that the nine freed.