TEHRAN (defapress)- An Iraqi court issued arrest warrants for members of the Kurdistan Region’s High Electoral and Referendum Commission on charges of supervising the independence referendum contrary to a decision made by Iraq’s high federal court.
News ID: 66310
Publish Date: 11October 2017 - 18:15
"The Rusafa Investigation Court has issued an arrest warrant
for the head and members of the commission who supervised the referendum in the
Kurdistan Region,” said Judge Abdulstar Bayraqdar, spokesperson for the high
judicial council, Rudaw reported.
The Rusafa court is located in Baghdad.
"The verdict was
issued after the National Security Council filed a lawsuit arguing that the
referendum was contrary to the decision of the high federal court,” he
Iraq’s National Security Council, under the authority of
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, stated on Monday it had put together a "list of
names” of "state employees within the Kurdistan Region” who stand accused of
holding the referendum. It said they will take "legal measures” against them
through the office of the public prosecutor.
Asked whether Baghdad
will now issue an arrest warrant for Barzani, who called for the vote, Abadi
said on Tuesday, "some names were mentioned within that frame… we are awaiting
legal procedures in this regard.”