Integrity renews call to prevent corrupt candidates from running for election
22/2/2018 12:00 am
[rtl]BAGHDAD / Al-Sabah
The Integrity Commission on Wednesday renewed its call to prevent the amnesty law from running for elections.
The Commission said in a statement received by Al-Sabah that "with the end of the Electoral Commission of the elections to draw the ballot numbers of electoral entities and alliances, we renew our call to the legislative and executive authorities to the need not to allow the public amnesty law No. (27) for the year 2016 to run for elections As well as not to allow those we investigated with them in important cases related to financial and administrative corruption and to exceed the public funds by running for elections, even without the issuance of final judicial rulings against them. "
The Commission added that "this matter requires legislative intervention to prevent the above mentioned candidates," noting that "this invitation comes as a step of proactive steps, which is purely regulatory action, as we have already submitted several proposals to the House of Representatives to amend the item (X) Of Article (4) of the General Amnesty Law No. (27) of 2016 (amended) to exclude offenses of bribery, embezzlement, theft of state funds and other financial and administrative corruption offenses of the Amnesty Law. "
The statement added "another amendment to ensure that those who have been sentenced in absentia or an international red bulletin are not included in the provisions of the law, as well as a third proposal to add a text that includes banning the amnesty law for financial and administrative corruption crimes from running for parliamentary and local elections, .
She pointed out that "we issued on 18/8/2016 a statement in which we affirmed our refusal to include corruption crimes under the provisions of the general amnesty law No. (27) of 2016 (amended), as it is a waste of the strenuous efforts exerted by the national regulatory bodies in the fight against corruption."[/rtl]
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