It looks like Maliki is losing his firm grip on Iraq and Baghdad!!! As evidenced by this delay of holding a trial agains Hashemi who waged several accusations against Maliki which may be playing out to be “truthful”!!!
Based on the other news about the Political Blocks, including Maliki’s own Political Party wanting to vote him out, this Kangaroo Court (of Maliki’s) against Hashemi is most interesting news for sure! Lets hope it is a good indicator of GREAT things to come!
~ Mr. IQD
The trial of Iraq’s fugitive vice-president, Tareq al-Hashemi, accused of running death squads, has been postponed after defence lawyers yesterday argued it should be held in a special court.
The leading Sunni Muslim politician fled Baghdad in December when the Shi’ite-led government issued a warrant for his arrest. He denies all charges and says they are politically motivated.
Now in Istanbul, he has refused to stand trial in Baghdad, saying Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki controls the courts.
Hashemi’s son-in-law, Ahmed Ahmed Kahtan, and 73 of his bodyguards have also been charged. No defendant was in court.
Baghdad/ NINA /– Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi met in Istanbul
yesterday with the President of Kurdistan Regional Government, Massoud Barzani, who is visiting Turkey today.
A well informed source in Hashemi’s office said in a statement to NINA today : ” Barzani and Hashemi discussed in detail at a meeting gathering them , the issue of withdrawing of confidence from the government of
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in the light of the clear inclination by
the State of Law coalition headed by Maliki toward behaving unilaterally by disregarding stands of all supposed partners in the political process.
The source added: “The two sides also discussed developments in the
political process and the issue of new alliances,” adding that al-Hashemi
and Barzani will return to Iraq next week. / End
4/12/2012 :: Baghdad/ NINA /–Office of Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi, demanded the creating of appropriate conditions for defending of Hashemi and his detained bodyguards.
A statement by the temporary office said today: “Denial of practicing of torture is not justified with the imminent issuance of judicial sentences against the detained bodyguards that may coast their lives or liberty without allowing defending them professionally, according to the legitimate right.
The statement went on : “The lawyers for the defendants are prevented from meeting with the defendants or getting access to the investigative or award of the fact of the charges against them. Stressing that lawyer insist to request moving the trail outside of Baghdad to achieve justice and transparency which missed in Baghdad, for the purpose of avoiding the issuance of an unfair judicial sentences.
Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi recently revealed the death of one of his bodyguards after torture in detention in one of the secret prisons for three months..
Temporary Hashemi office announced last Tuesday the death of two other members of the protection of Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi, a result of torture, “. / End