BAGHDAD – The French government has refused to grant asylum to the eldest son of former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
A source told BasNews that Ahmed Nouri al-Maliki recently applied for a French visa as an asylum seeker, but his application was declined early on in the process.
“He is now attempting to apply in other countries as he has been refused by France,” the source continued. “Maliki has bank accounts in Lebanon with huge deposits and hopes to move to another country.”
Ahmed al-Maliki is accused of being involved in corruption while his father was in power.
Nouri al-Maliki himself implemented sectarian policies while serving as Iraqi PM. As a result, most Iraqis believe that he is responsible for the fall of Mosul into the hands of Islamic State last year.