SAT 18 - 1 - 2020
Date: Aug 2, 2019
Source: The Daily Star

Folder: Corruption
Iraqi Parliament asked to lift immunity of 21 MPs
Associated Press
BAGHDAD: Iraq’s top judicial authority has requested the Parliament lift immunity for 21 lawmakers, including 10 wanted on charges of corruption. Iraq’s Supreme Judicial Council said in a statement Wednesday that it would not disclose the names of the lawmakers while the investigations are ongoing. The unprecedented request comes two weeks after the U.S. imposed sanctions on two former provincial governors for engaging in corruption, including the misappropriation of state assets.

The U.S. Treasury Department also placed two Iraqi militia leaders under sanctions for human rights abuses. Some officials have said they expect more such sanctions in the future. It was not immediately clear if and when Parliament would meet to discuss the request.

Readers Comments (0)
Add your comment

Enter the security code below*

 Can't read this? Try Another.
Related News
Iraqi parliament passes resolution to end foreign troop presence
Iran vows revenge after U.S. kills top Iranian commander Soleimani
Trump blames Iran, calls on Iraq to protect US Embassy
Thousands protest in Iraq as deadline for new PM looms
Iraq's top Shiite cleric urges elections to end crisis
Related Articles
The Iraqi people cry out for unity
The stalled effort to expel United States troops from Iraq
Could Turkey Moderate Iran's Influence Over Iraq?
Iraqi Kurdistan’s saga of executive offices in transition
A fractured Iraqi Cabinet: Abdel-Mahdi facing uphill battle
Copyright 2020 . All rights reserved