" The Dinar Daily " ......... Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Refer the 1500 court accused of corruption
21-05-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
BAGHDAD - morning
Referred the Integrity Commission during the first quarter of the current year (1509) accused of crimes of corruption on the competent courts. Explained the legal department of the Commission in a quarterly report that the defendants were referred in (1001) issue of administrative and financial corruption related to projects beyond the mandated total (112) billion and (290 ) million.
The department said in a statement received "morning," a copy of it, that the defendants distributed between the offices of the geographically at (238) Rusafa and (181) Diwaniyah and (174) Karkh and (170) Nineveh and (146) Babel and (120) Basra (95) Najaf and (88) Diyala and (71) of Dhi Qar, and (67) Salah al-Din and (46) of Kirkuk and (33) Karbala and (30), Wasit and (25) Maysan and (14) Muthanna and (11) Anbar. On the other hand, issued a court issues the Integrity Commission rulings gained a degree of peremptory right (14) guilty of corrupt practices through their office career in government departments. Sentences ranged between imprisonment for various terms and fines as stated in the report of the Legal Department of the Commission, noting that convicted distributed between departments of ministries of oil and electricity and water resources, interior and labor and social affairs, justice and councils provinces of Maysan, Najaf and Karbala., and the circuit has issued last week table names (27) employees others sentenced peremptory imprisonment and a fine of corrupt practices during their career.
League: Vlaitmin Maliki to attend the parliament will not be subjected to assault and is preparing to step down .
Monday, May 20 / May 2013 13:40
Twilight News / tried an MP for the Liberal bloc Maha league, Monday, reassure Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki not exposed to attack in the House of Representatives whether attended the meeting on Tuesday in Satire on al-Maliki did not respond to his presence calls for Parliament to discuss the security situation.
Rocked Baghdad and the southern province of Basra, a coordinated series of attacks appear with car bombs and grenades in one of the bloodiest days in Iraq in conjunction with the sectarian tensions in the country.
He called the House of Representatives a few weeks ago-Maliki to come to Parliament to determine the reasons for the decline of security, but the prime minister did not respond to the invitation amid growing circle critics of his government's policies.
The league called a news conference the parliament building and attended by "Twilight News" al-Maliki to "step down or waive any figure from the National Alliance."
And wondered "how long remains Mr. Maliki watching and blood coming?" Adding that "the opportunity is still in front of Mr. al-Maliki is injected into the blood of the Iraqi people and preserve the unity disqualification from office."
He also demanded that the prime minister attended a session of emergency on Tuesday, stating, "If the prime minister did not attend in emergency session, when will attend has overturned the world."
Maliki assured sarcastic manner that he "will not be subjected to any attack inside the parliament if they attended," she said, "the prime minister said no that can not attending سيفضح of criminals has become meeting Boxat (punches) and can enter protected to the Hall of Parliament."
She also called for "not to cover up the killing of the Iraqi people and not to remain silent on what in the hand of the files on some of the politicians and that does not use these files to compromise on a third term."
And increased violence in Iraq is widely during recent weeks Insurgents are waging believe al-Qaeda fierce attacks on government and civilian targets beneficiaries of political instability and sectarian divisions.
The United States has warned the United Nations and regional and European countries as well as Iran exacerbate tensions in Iraq, which is strongly influenced sectarian war in Syria circle about two years ago.
And growing concerns on a wide range of the outbreak of open war between Sunnis and Shiites Although Iraq years ago managed to quell tensions left dozens dead and injured between 2005 and 2007.
Car Bombings Continue in Iraq
While Evidence Remains Scarce
By: Mushreq Abbas for Al-Monitor Iraq Pulse Posted on May 20
The bombings in Baghdad and Basra on May 20 were no different from their predecessors in terms of the method of execution, the number of victims or the importance of the targets. But they did raise several new questions about the adequacy of crime-scene analysis. Iraqi security sources confirmed that a series of bomb blasts on Wednesday, May 15 claimed 137 lives in the simultaneous detonation of 10 vehicles rigged with explosives in the Baghdad neighborhoods of Al-Jadidah, Al-Muhstal, Al-Zaghraniyyah (south of Baghdad), Al-Kazimiyyah, Al-Husayniyyah (north of Baghdad), Al-Mualif (west of Baghdad) and Sadr City (east of Baghdad).
While the recent car bombings in Iraq are similar to past attacks, they have raised serious questions about the performance of Iraq's security forces and their methods of gathering evidence.
Car Bomb Attacks Continue in Iraq: Criminal Evidence Remains Absent
Author: Mushreq Abbas
Translated by: Al-Monitor
Categories :Originals Iraq Security
The targeted neighborhoods are densely populated and majority Shiite, and are not considered particular centers of official governmental institutions. They do, however, constitute attractive targets for those working to stoke sectarian violence in Iraq. The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq ranked April as the bloodiest month in Iraq since 2008, stating, "A total of 712 people were killed and another 1,633 were wounded in acts of terrorism and violence."
According to the UN mission, among those killed were 595 civilians and non-military personnel, including 161 police officers. Meanwhile, 1,438 civilians and non-military personnel were wounded as a result of these acts, including 290 police officers. These casualties were in addition to the 290 members of the Iraqi security services who were killed, and the 195 others who were wounded. The mission's statement went on to say that the Iraqi capital of Baghdad endured the brunt of these attacks, as the number of civilian and non-military victims there totaled 697, including 211 individuals killed and another 486 wounded. This area was followed by the provinces of Diyala, Saladin, Kirkuk, Ninevah and Anbar.
The criticism directed at the Iraqi security services' performance dwells on their failure to discover these bombing operations before they were carried out. The dozens of inspection checkpoints set up on the streets and entry points to Iraq's cities failed to prevent large numbers of explosive-rigged vehicles from sneaking in, finding their way to their targets and then carrying out their attacks simultaneously. However, the period following such attacks was also given to scenes of chaos and inefficacy on the part of the security services in restoring order at the bombing site.
One would assume that the Iraqi Interior Ministry's Criminal Evidence Directorate would take charge of the scene upon its arrival, in order to collect evidence pertaining to the vehicles that bore the explosives, the type of explosive devices used, the remains of the suicide bomber, any photographs that have been taken and any other evidence that might prove essential to discovering the identities of those who planned and carried out the attack. However, chaos and frantic activity usually prevail at the scene, and much of the evidence that might limit the scope of these terrorist acts is either ignored, contaminated or destroyed. The activity of the Criminal Evidence Directorate was at its most frenetic on Jan. 26, 2010, when the organization's own headquarters was hit in a major attack that caused the building to completely collapse, killing a group of its senior officers and experts and destroying numerous documents and pieces of evidence.
Sources within Iraq's Interior Ministry confirm that the directorate’s performance has visibly declined since then. This is evinced by the fact that the Iraqi Interior Ministry's official website is devoid of any mention of the directorate or its activities.
Sources inside the directorate have confirmed to Al-Monitor that crime scenes are usually subject to changes or otherwise thrown into disarray, whether because of the local population or police officers on the scene being inexperienced in gathering evidence. It has also been discovered that trained forensic-evidence collection teams do not arrive at the scene for a long time, at which point most of the evidence has either disappeared or been contaminated. However, the directorate asserts the opposite, insisting that it is extremely effective in uncovering crimes.
The Interior Ministry's director-general of criminal evidence investigations Brig. Gen. Talib Khalil told the state-owned Iraqi Media Network that his directorate is working to incorporate acoustic fingerprinting as a tool of evidence gathering via a database that will be completed next year. On May 15, 2013 — the very same day in which 10 explosive-rigged vehicles were simultaneously detonated — Khalil spoke about the capabilities of his directorate's testing units with regard to analyzing poisons and organic compounds and determining their sources. He confirmed that individuals in the directorate have both experience and qualifications that demonstrate their utmost ability to perform their duties and conduct chemical and biological tests in order to discern criminal acts, uncover crimes and make deductions regardless of how difficult or complicated the situation, or how professional the perpetrator. He stressed that the directorate is striving to complete projects involving the compilation of databases comprising different types of imprints, similar to the fingerprinting that is conducted on materials found at crime scenes where the prints of both suspects and bystanders are taken, asserting that such imprints constitute incontrovertible evidence that can win convictions.
The tone of the Iraqi Criminal Evidence Investigations director indicated confidence in the capabilities of his unit and its activities to produce evidence against guilty parties — especially in cases involving acts of terrorism. Nevertheless, for its part, the United Nations insists that most trials in Iraq against those accused of terrorism are concluded by extracting coerced confessions.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay describes the Iraqi justice system as being "flawed to a very dangerous degree." On April 19, 2013, she stated that "the criminal-justice system in Iraq is still not functioning adequately, with numerous convictions based on confessions obtained under torture and ill-treatment, a weak judiciary and trial proceedings that fall short of international standards."
Mushreq Abbas is a contributing writer for Al-Monitor’s Iraq Pulse. An author and journalist who has worked in the media for 15 years, he holds a degree in political science from Baghdad Universit
Navanethem "Navi" Pillay (born 23 September 1941) is the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. A South African of Indian Tamil origin, she was the first non-white woman on the High Court of South Africa, and she has also served as a judge of the International Criminal Court and President of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Her four-year term as High Commissioner for Human Rights began on 1 September 2008.
Pillay was born in 1941 in a poor neighborhood of Durban, Natal Province, Union of South Africa. She is of Tamil descent and her father was a bus driver. She married Gaby Pillay, a lawyer, in January 1965.
Supported by her local Indian community with donations, she graduated from the University of Natal with a BA in 1963 and an LLB in 1965. She later attended Harvard Law School, obtaining an LLM in 1982 and a Doctor of Juridical Science degree in 1988. Pillay is the first South African to obtain a doctorate in law from Harvard Law School.
In 1967, Pillay became the first non-white woman to open her own law practice in Natal Province. She says she had no other alternative: "No law firm would employ me because they said they could not have white employees taking instructions from a coloured person". As a non-white lawyer under the Apartheid regime, she was not allowed to enter a judge's chambers.
During her 28 years as a lawyer in South Africa, she defended anti-Apartheid activists and helped expose the use of torture and poor conditions of political detainees. When her husband was detained under the Apartheid laws, she successfully sued to prevent the police from using unlawful methods of interrogation against him. In 1973, she won the right for political prisoners on Robben Island, including Nelson Mandela, to have access to lawyers. She co-founded the Advice Desk for the Abused and ran a shelter for victims of domestic violence. As a member of the Women’s National Coalition, she contributed to the inclusion in South Africa’s Constitution of an equality clause prohibiting discrimination on the grounds of race, religion and sexual orientation. In 1992, she co-founded the international women's rights group Equality Now.
In 1995, the year after the African National Congress came to power, Mandela nominated Pillay as the first non-white woman to serve on the High Court of South Africa. She noted that "the first time I entered a judge's chambers was when I entered my own."
Her tenure on the High Court was short, however, as she was soon elected by the United Nations General Assembly to serve as a judge at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR). She served for eight years, including four years as president. She was the only female judge for the first four years of the tribunal. Her tenure on the ICTR is best remembered for her role in the landmark trial of Jean-Paul Akayesu, which established that rape and sexual assault could constitute acts of genocide. Pillay said in an interview, "From time immemorial, rape has been regarded as spoils of war. Now it will be considered a war crime. We want to send out a strong signal that rape is no longer a trophy of war."
In February 2003, she was elected to the first ever panel of judges of the International Criminal Court and assigned to the Appeals Division. She was elected to a six-year term, but resigned in August 2008 in order to take up her position with the UN.
On 24 July 2008, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon nominated Pillay to succeed Louise Arbour as High Commissioner for Human Rights. The United States reportedly resisted her appointment at first, because of her views on abortion and other issues, but eventually dropped its opposition. At a special meeting on 28 July 2008, the UN General Assembly confirmed the nomination by consensus. Her four-year term began on 1 September 2008. Pillay says the High Commissioner is "the voice of the victim everywhere." In 2012, she was given a two-year second term. She also signed a document "BORN FREE AND EQUAL", a document on sexual orientation and gender identity in international human rights law" as High Commissioner.
Awakening slowed demonstrators 72 hours to break up their sit-in gray and threatening to burn their tents
Monday, May 20 / May 2013 17:03
[Anbar - where]
Council has given the people of Iraq [New Awakening] demonstrators in the city of Ramadi, sit-yards to break up their sit-in three days against the backdrop of the kidnapping and killing a number of policemen and civilians by al-Qaeda in Anbar province, a few days ago.
According to a statement of the Constituent Assembly to the people of Iraq, which is headed by Sheikh Mohammed al-Hayes Agency has received all of Iraq [where] a copy of it, "we are in a time that we condemn and deplore the incident of criminal and attribute the families and the families of the victims نمهل demonstrators  an hour to break up their sit-in."
The statement added, "he Otherwise, we'll burn the tents of the protesters."
The security forces on Sunday found the bodies of five abducted policemen who were kidnapped last Saturday, where he was executed and throw their bodies on the highway in the province
The unidentified gunmen on Saturday they kidnapped five members of the police after he erected a fake checkpoint on the highway in the area of 160 kilometer east of the city of Ramadi, Anbar province and took them to an unknown destination.
In Anbar Operations Command has vowed to al-Qaeda to respond to the kidnapping of  traveling and killing of civilians in the province.
A statement by the Ministry of Defense received [where] a copy of it today that "the leadership of Anbar vowed [al-Qaeda] back to the harsh result of the crime heinous committed against  a citizen of passengers and staff and associate isolation after they kidnapped and executed in a manner ugly on the international road in the province Anbar, and what this crime, but clear evidence of the meanness and lowliness of this terrorist organization being targeted unarmed civilians of the sons of the Iraqi people. "
He added that "Operations Command will crush these misguided groups that operate within this terrorist organization and all of the allied him of sedition mongers and riots in the province under the guise Yards sit." Is over.
Adoption of the Iraqi-Kuwaiti Navigation Convention After Legislative Recess; Kuwait PM to Visit During Next Term
Posted: May 21, 2013 in Iraqi Dinar/Politics
Tags: Baghdad, Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, Foreign Relations Committee, Iraq, Khawr Abd Allah, kuwait, List of Prime Ministers of Kuwait, United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
05/20/2013 12:00 AM
Announced that the parliamentary Foreign Relations Committee to approve the orientation organized navigation agreement between Iraq and Kuwait after the legislative recess of Parliament, stressing the importance of this agreement in order to bring out the country from Chapter VII.
This comes at a time confirmed by the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers that the Iraqi-Kuwaiti relations continues to improve.
Said the Secretary-General on the Keywords in a statement singled out the “Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network”: “The postponement of the visit of Prime Minister of Kuwait Jaber Al-Mubarak planned to Baghdad relating to technical reasons and belonging to the question of technical and regulatory arrangements in relation to the agenda and the obligations of the prime ministers of the two countries. were high-level sources in the Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry said that the visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Iraq still exist to discuss bilateral relations between the two countries and the future of relations.
The Kuwaiti Prime Minister revealed in a statement to “Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network,” Recently, a tendency Iraq and Kuwait to the signing of important bilateral agreements between the two countries this month, saying: “I am honored to visit Iraq during the next term” noting that “the visit would send an important message to the effect that Kuwait did not have any problems with the Iraqi people, but had problems with the former regime has gone.“
It is scheduled to hold talks “significant” between Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and blessed.
Expected that the fruitless talks between the two sides for closing files stuck paving years ago to remove Iraq from Chapter VII.
In this regard, said a member of the Foreign Relations Committee Imad John Yako that the Convention on the Regulation of navigation in the Khawr Abd Allah came from the government to the House of Representatives and has been studied by the Committee on Foreign Relations. Yako said in a statement the “center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network, “that the opinion of the Foreign Relations Committee with a contract so conventions and treaties with the Kuwaiti side to be the beginning of good faith in order to remove Iraq from Chapter VII.
MP Aziz Mayahi announce boycott of the National Bloc white-day special session of parliament
21-05-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
White announced the National Bloc boycott of the special session called her by Parliament Speaker Osama Najafi said Tuesday.
The leader of the Bloc MP Aziz Sharif Mayahi in a press statement to his press office said Tuesday that: "the House of Representatives is part of the current crisis and some political blocs calculated on the council are involved directly or indirectly in shedding the blood of the Iraqi people, either through statements sectarian or direct funding of terrorist groups. "
He said: "The current crisis is the prerogative of the security services being needed to plan tactical and field and not just statements and recommendations from here and there, which is a far cry from Activity Parliament legislative addition to that Parliament is the platform inciting the foundation on which I was born of mercy platforms sectarian other."
He explained that: "the current parliament is Alasaa in the history of contemporary Iraq, but perhaps could be described as the point in black Iraqna talk being no longer than described by the platform التصعيدي and paralyzed and unable to take any step or the enactment of serving the people and the first by dissolve itself and leave the people of Iraq Ieiho their lives that Isthakoha Instead of that history, which has become the permanent title of this council. "
And said Mayahi: "national bloc white County for the special session called by her Najafi It Ntijaoz the statements and speeches and charges for this or that party and the Iraqi street does not need more tension and sectarian Altakndqat that the foundations have this parliament"
Bloody attacks .. Maliki announces changes in the senior and middle sites
21-05-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on the impact of bombings on Monday that his government in the process to make changes in the locations of senior and middle and security plans, also announced that the security forces will begin to rely more on dogs "because they are more capable of detecting explosives" of detectors used by the security forces now.
Maliki said that the government would consider this matter at its weekly meeting on Tuesday "to take decisions."
He said that Iraq is "a community instability because of the sectarian strife that this time associated with data outside the border and sectarian conflicts in Iraq, introduced spoilers and the bad of sectarians," stressing that his government will address each of seeking to restore the atmosphere of sectarian war in the country.
In light of the escalation of attacks, called on Parliament Speaker Osama Najafi to a parliamentary session exceptional on Tuesday in the presence of military officials, security officials, however, al-Maliki called on MPs to boycott the meeting, saying it would turn into "a platform for speech sectarian" and accused the parliament as a partner in the unrest occurring in Iraq .
The United States strongly condemned the deadly attacks that took place in Iraq in recent days, she contacted Iraqi officials to call for calm.
Unit Jumaili President Jalal Talabani to resign from the initiative for a new President of the Republic secretion through the political machine idle. "
21-05-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Information Office of the Deputy
Called an MP for the Iraqi List and the unit Jumaili President Jalal Talabani to resign from the initiative for a new President of the Republic secretion through the political machine idle. "
She Jumaili in a press statement today: "The crisis experienced by the country thorny and increasingly, the President of the Republic is the axis of balance to bring the factions and rein in these crises," asserting: "leaving the position of president vacant for a long period adversely affect the political process and allow for the government to uniqueness power. "
She added: "that Talabani was a touchstone in the political process, and it has an important role in containing many of the crises that gripped the country .. and that vacant office threw a shadow over the political process and the growing crises."