Legal critic of special pardon: unfair and included crimes of financial corruption
14:39 - 04/15/2020
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Wednesday, legal expert, Ali Al-Tamimi, criticized the special amnesty law issued by President Barham Salih, stressing that it is unfair after including those accused of financial corruption crimes.
Al-Tamimi said in a statement to / Information /, that “the special amnesty law includes a kind of injustice in terms of excluding crimes of financial corruption and then returns and includes embezzlement and theft of state funds in articles 315 and beyond and 444 paragraph 11 of the Iraqi Penal Code after the payment of amounts.” Noting He pointed out that "there was no precedent in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
a special pardon issued in this way, except for 1994, when the government issued at the time, and the release was not more than two days late."
He added, “It included a few misdemeanors and those convicted less than a year, and those who were covered by felonies required that half of the sentence be completed as a prerequisite for their release, and this is impossible because the boundary between this amnesty and general amnesty No. 27 of 2016 is not soon. One on the ground, ”noting that“ the Ministry of Justice has begun to prepare the lists of those included in order to send them to the President of the Republic again by the Secretariat of the Council of Ministers to issue decrees, and this will take a long time because the lists must include the name, legal article, and length of the ruling with a copy of the ruling. ”
And a member of the Parliamentary Law Committee, Hussein Al-Oqabi, warned, earlier, against including the crimes of embezzlement, theft of state funds and wasting public money under the special amnesty law as a green light for the rest of the corrupt to continue their corruption and expand it. It ended 25 T.