Speaking at a webinar dubbed “Martyr Qassem Soleimani and Islamic Dignity”, Yusuf Houri said the supporters of the resistance should follow the case of the senior commander’s martyrdom and make sure the perpetrators will be tried in international courts.
The virtual seminar was jointly organized by the Iranian Cultural Center in Algeria and the Imam Sadiq (AS) University, ahead of the anniversary of General Soleimani’s assassination.
In his address, Houri, who is a law expert in an Algerian university, appreciated the Islamic Republic of Iran for resistance against the enemies of the Muslim Ummah and supporting Palestine and al-Quds.
He described Martyr Soleimani as one of the major leaders of Islamic resistance in contemporary era and said the US assassination of the senior commander was a crime against humanity.
The scholar said the US must be prosecuted for the crime, calling on Muslim world law experts to file lawsuits against the US government in international courts.
He further said Martyr Soleimani was after creating peace and friendship among all nations and serving people.
Houri went on to say that General Soleimani was a role model for revolutionary nations and one who sacrificed his life for Islam.
At the webinar, Algerian poet Sadiq Salayima read out some of his poems about Martyr Soleimani.
General Soleimani, who was the commander of the IRGC Quds Force, Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) Deputy Commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, and a number of their entourage were killed in a strike by American drones near Baghdad International Airport in the early hours of January 3, 2020.
The White House and the Pentagon claimed responsibility for the assassinations, saying the attack was carried out at the direction of then US president Donald Trump.