Legislative law: lifting immunity from deputies does not mean condemnation
13:59 - 22/08/2019
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
The parliamentary legal committee confirmed on Thursday that the lifting of immunity for members of parliament, who were named on the list of prosecutors on charges of corruption and criminal cases does not mean conviction, but a legal procedure for cooperation with the judiciary.
The committee member Hussein al-Oqabi said in a statement to the information, that "all members of the House of Representatives are obliged in terms of law in cooperation with the Supreme Judicial Council to apply the law against any violation."
He added that "the Legal Committee will support the Presidency of the Parliament by lifting the immunity of its members, whose names were included in the list of prosecutors on charges of corruption and criminal cases," noting that "the names of deputies who appeared in the list of prosecutors arrived to the presidency of the parliament and sent to the members of the Council for information."
The head of the Supreme Judicial Council, Judge Fayeq Zaidan, had earlier called on the House of Representatives to lift the immunity of its members accused of corruption cases while taking executive duties, while stressing the cooperation between all organs in the field of integrity issues.Finished 25 T.