Maliki regretted the arrest of the Electoral Commission Chairman Faraj al-Haidari
Posted 19/04/2012 08:22 AM
Babinaoz (Reuters) - Chairman of the Electoral Commission for elections Faraj al-Haidari said Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki expressed his regret for his arrest three days together with the Chairman of the constituency last week, Karim al-Tamimi, as he emphasized that al-Maliki expressed his willingness to assist the Commission.

He has met with Chairman of the Electoral Commission for elections Faraj al-Haidari yesterday after his release Sunday.

Haidari was suspended last Thursday and Tamimi in the context of the whole issue back to 2008 when the Board of Commissioners were authorized bonuses worth 100 thousand Iraqi dinars for about five people in the real estate registration Bayaa district in Baghdad. He denies any Moqovan relevant in corruption.

He said Faraj al-Haidari told the Kurdish news agency (Rn) that "Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki expressed his regret for the incident of revelation, and the subject of arrest was about to create a crisis in the country."

He said al-Haidari, "provided an explanation of the owners on the issues of judicial and proposed the formation of a committee of the judiciary shall resolve all issues ... al-Maliki and promised to provide assistance," but he also said "Keep it relates to the elimination."

Haidari and that "al-Maliki assured me did not know the cause of his arrest but he has informed the existence of issues of a lawsuit against the Commission."

The case, which was stopped because of al-Haidari led to the questioning several times in the House of Representatives, but the coalition led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki failed to withdraw confidence from the Electoral Commission last July, while giving the House of Representatives confidence again.

He said Iraq's Kurdistan region in a statement that the process of his arrest Haidari, Al Tamimi and threatens the political process in the country. The accused cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, al-Maliki issued the decision to arrest al-Haidari and al-Tamimi said that as I believe that Maliki wants from behind the arrest of al-Haidari postpone or cancel the elections.