Demonstrations in Baghdad before the courts building to demand the dismissal of the Supreme Mahmood

Mon Aug 31 2015 14:02 | (Voice of Iraq) - Roudao - Erbil

Dozens of people demonstrated on Monday in front of the Supreme Judicial Council building in the Iraqi capital Baghdad to demand the resignation of President of the Council Medhat al-Mahmoud, and reforms in the judiciary in general.

He said Roudao network media reporter that dozens of people demonstrated in front of the Supreme Judicial Council building in Baghdad, to demand the resignation of Chief Justice Medhat al-Mahmoud and reforms in the judiciary.

And accused political activists and civilians Judge Medhat al-Mahmoud favoring the leader of a coalition of state law, Nuri al-Maliki during his presidency of the Iraqi government for two consecutive terms, and the politicization of the judiciary at the time.

Which prompted Mahmood to submit an application by reference to retire, but the federal judiciary announced (08/17/2015), the refusal of the members of the Supreme Judicial Council unanimously approved his request.

The Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, a series of reforms in the country, and called in (08.14.2015) the judiciary to do a "drastic measures" to confirm the prestige of the judiciary and its independence, as the religious authority in Najaf stressed that it can not make real reforms without reform the judiciary.

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