Iraqi lawmaker calls for issuing laws to curb kidnappings

Askandar Watot, member of Iraqi parliament's Defense and Security Committee, said on Thursday that the National Alliance called for issuing laws to reduce kidnappings which have witnessed a big upsurge recently.

He declared the intention of the Alliance to submit a request to the Iraqi cabinet to expose the organizations responsible for such kidnappings.

He added that the complicity between the government and such organizations to frighten the activists and journalists is unacceptable as the government is supposed to pursue equality when it comes to enforcing laws.

Haider Abadi, Prime Minister of Iraq, stated on Wednesday in his weekly conference that armed groups like ISIS and IMIS militias carried out some kidnappings Iraq for political purposes as the investigations proved.

He added that some of those kidnappers are members affiliated with the security services.