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Shafaq News/ Today, Saturday, Iraqi politician Mithal Al-Alusi presented his apology to the Karkh Court in the capital, Baghdad, for his inability to appear before it in the case of insulting the Federal Supreme Court (the highest judicial authority in Iraq) due to a health condition that forced him to leave the country for treatment.
Al-Alusi said, in his interview with Shafaq News agency, that arrest warrants have been issued against him in connection with the charge against him, adding that the court has set a date for his trial during this week.
He expressed his "sincere" desire to appear before the court, but his health condition, which he described as "critical", prevented that, stressing that "now he is receiving treatment outside the homeland."
He also stressed that he respects the judiciary and the constitution, and that he "did not kill or steal."
Last July, the Federal Ministry of Finance decided to seize the movable and immovable funds of Al-Alusi on the background of the issuance of an arrest warrant against him on charges of insulting the Iraqi judiciary.
Al-Alusi is a liberal Iraqi politician, known for his opposition to the main parties in Baghdad, and recently revealed the relations and meetings of prominent Iraqi politicians with Israeli officials.
Despite Al-Alusi's participation in the political process in the country after 2003 and the formation of a party called the "Iraqi Umma Party", he has recently been directing sharp criticism towards it due to the deterioration of the service and living conditions, the spread of unemployment, and financial and administrative corruption in state institutions and departments.
The Iraqi politician supported the widespread protests that broke out in the central and southern regions of the country in 2019, and considered the politicians of the Sunni and Shiite components who opposed the government to have failed to provide prosperity and a decent life for their masses.
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