Mohammad Sadeq al-Sadr was a prominent, moderate Iraqi Shiite cleric. In his position as a widely-respected leader of the Shiite minority in Iraq, he publicly called for government reforms and release of detained Shiite leaders.
He was killed under mysterious circumstances in the Iraqi city of al-Najaf on February 19, 1999. Popular opinion among Shiites in Iraq, as well as many international observers, holds that the Iraqi government was implicated if not directly responsible.
See also: Muqtada al-Sadr