Abdul Aziz al-Hakim
Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Hakim is the president of the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI), a "powerful political party that has long formed the backbone of the dominant Shiite political coalition in Iraq." 
His son, Ammar al-Hakim, is the "Secretary General of Islamic Propagation Organization in Iraq." 
Al-Hakim "lived for years in Iran before returning to Iraq after the American invasion. His organization was founded in Iran in 1984, and its armed wing, the Badr Brigade, fought with Iran in the long, bitter war with Iraq in the 1980s." 
Al-Hakim served as a member of the Iraqi Governing Council beginning in July 2003, and was listed on the Unified Iraqi Coalition List with Ibrahim al-Jaafari and "various other pro-Iran fundamentalists, in addition to Sadrists" for the December 15, 2005, Iraqi national elections. 
- Richard A. Oppel Jr., "Son of Key Iraq Shiite Arrested at Iran’s Border," New York Times, February 23, 2007.
- Kim Gamel, "Shiites: U.S. Held, Freed Leader's Son. Shiites say U.S. troops arrested, then freed, son of top Iraqi politician at Iran border," Associated Press (CBS News), February 23, 2007.
- "U.S. forces detain son of top Iraqi Shi'ite leader," Reuters, February 23, 2007.
- "American forces arrest Ammar Hakim in Iraq," IRNA, February 23, 2007.