Legal expert: investigation with the President and a member of Parliament does not need to lift the immunity

2016/8/1 16:20

[Oan- Baghdad]

Legal expert, said that the investigation with the head of the House of Representatives or the Attorney does not need to lift the legal immunity them to investigate the corruption charges. "

Said Tariq Harb said in a statement received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of it, that "the defense minister face in the parliament session today charge the speaker of parliament and a member of parliament and some of the characters outside the parliament, including the prime minister ordered the formation of a committee to investigate the allegations mentioned say that investigation mentioned, including the speaker of parliament and a member of parliament does not require a vote of the parliament and does not require the successful to lift the immunity of the two. "

He added that "Article 63 of the Constitution, Parliament granted immunity from arrest and detention and the rule rather than the investigation and there is a difference between the investigation and the decision to issue a warrant of arrest or detention or judgment."

He pointed out the war to be "those named accusation in the parliamentary session for today they should not practice their duties and pending a decision by the Commission in the investigation pleaded not guilty, but that does not prevent from attending parliamentary sessions and participation in discussions with the exception of voting, with no voice to those there was a charge against him."

He explained that "lift the immunity would later prove negligence of the Special Commission to investigate and bring them from the court of inquiry to the courts for trial and until a verdict against them or release, which can be said that it must be urgency in these measures being affect large figures and these characters to comply with Commission decisions investigation and initiative to appear before this committee to prove their innocence. "

The Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi, was accused in his interrogation session today Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri and deputies to exercise extortion to pass arming decades around suspicions of corruption worth millions of dollars, including the purchase of 1300 Hummer military from the United States.

Obeidi said al-Jubouri, "March political blackmail to pass arming and buy cars decades to be forwarded to people close to al-Jubouri, for the purpose of obtaining kickbacks to Iraqi blood Account."
Jubouri strongly denied the accusations and defense minister ", calling it" Palmsarhh to derail the questioning, "declaring that he" intends to sue al-Obeidi to these accusations and hauling raised by the Commission on Public Integrity to investigate them. "

Jubouri said, he will be in court and that he would not preside over the meetings of Parliament until check his innocence of the charges of corruption.

From his part, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi Integrity Commission to investigate the allegations raised in the questioning of the Minister of Defence in the House of Representatives hearing today about corrupted files and is cooperating with the verification committees in the House of Representatives on the subject and not one is above the law. "