July 04 2018 06:08 p
The parliamentary legal committee confirmed that the former deputies who were issued arrest warrants and requests to lift the immunity will be implemented immediately if they are activated by the judiciary.
The member of the Committee, former MP Salim Shawqi, that there are about 15 - 20 arrest warrants and summons and requests to lift immunity against a number of former deputies in the session ended on various charges, some of them related files of corruption and other criminal law, noting that some of the lawsuits related to the public prosecution and thus will do from Before the prosecution itself, and there are lawsuits from others, including ministries and institutions or persons need to be activated by those bodies in the judiciary.
He added that the immunity of the deputies ended with the end of the mandate of the legislative session of the House of Representatives, and thus the mobilization of lawsuits by the complainants to the deputies will be easy other than the previous period, indicating that the interventions of some heads of blocs and party leaders delayed the activation of arrest warrants and requests to lift the immunity of some MPs during the parliamentary session.
He added that many of those who were issued arrest warrants and requests to lift immunity resolved their cases before participating in the elections.
The House of Representatives ended its legislative session earlier this week and concluded its work officially during a deliberative session in which the Presidency directed to refer the recommendations of the report of the parliamentary fact-finding committee to the concerned authorities to deal with them formally.
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