‘King-maker’ of Iraqi politics in Kurdistan: Maliki awaits his removal

HAT TIP: The IQD Team (and Peaky @ PTR)


Thanks to Peaky for this post
Too good not to post!!!

First Published: 2012-04-28

Top Iraqi politicians, many of whom feel marginalised by Maliki’s style of governing, call in Arbil for greater democracy.

ARBIL (Iraq) – Top Iraqi politicians, many of whom feel marginalised by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s style of governing, called on Saturday in Arbil for greater democracy in running the country.

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, Massud Barzani, the president of the autonomous Kurdistan region, Iyad Allawi, the head of the Sunni-backed Iraqiya bloc, and Sunni parliament speaker Osama al-Nujaifi, held a meeting in Arbil, the capital of Kurdistan in northern Iraq.

Maliki, who was conspicuous by his absence, has been accused by various sides, including Barzani, Iraqiya and Sadr, of consolidating power and moving toward dictatorship in Continue reading

Hashemi's office threatening to reveal soon "the names and ranks of those involved in torturing.

HAT TIP:  The IQD Team

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

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