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Baghdad / Obelisk Al-Hadath: Prime Minister Muhammad Shia' al-Sudani praised the role of the Supreme Judicial Council in issuing deterrent rulings against a group of oil smugglers, while stressing the government's determination to put a final end to this file that has been neglected for many years.
The government spokesman, Basem Al-Awadi, said in a statement received by Al-Masalla: Confirmation of the continuous follow-up by Prime Minister Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani of the file of fighting corruption, and what is related to oil smuggling crimes, and what the president announced more than once in this regard, of great efforts that resulted in a greater dismantling. Smuggling networks, and the arrest of dozens of smugglers during the past months, with great and unprecedented efforts from the competent government agencies. The Prime Minister appreciates the active and vital role of the Supreme Judicial Council and the competent courts that issued deterrent rulings against a group of them.
He added that the Prime Minister also appreciates the heroic role of the National Security Agency, which had the main role in following up and exposing this devastating file for the national economy.
He stated that the Prime Minister reaffirms that the government will stand up to all those who tamper with the wealth of the Iraqi people, whether they are smugglers or trespassers on public money, in accordance with the law and the judiciary, and that it is determined to put a final end to this file that has been neglected for many years.
On Sunday, a judicial source revealed the names of those accused of smuggling oil and its derivatives and the judicial rulings issued against them.
The source told Al-Masalla, “The court ruled against the criminals according to Article 4/1 of the Anti-Terrorism Law No. 13 of 2005, and in the context of Article 6/First of the Oil and Derivatives Smuggling Law for each of:
1- Ghanem Muhammad Jaafar Hassan
2- Ziyad Salman Hassoun Mohsen
3- Ramadan Abd Rasan Mushkil
4- Riyad Aboud Sahi
5- Haider Abdullah Hassan
6- Ammar Naji Nasser Jassim
7- Muhammad Imad Pharaoh
8- Mustafa Sami Abdul Hadi
9- Ali Hussein Gluub
10- Daoud Salem Karim Felfel
11- Fadel Khudair Karim
12- Haitham Farhoud Salman
13- Aqil Taleb Khudair,
15 years in prison for each one.
He added: “The notification of the third Basra Investigation Court to take legal measures against the accused:
1- Asaad Ghaleb Saeed
2- Ammar Naji Nasser
3- Ali Shabib Hassan
4- Jamal Jawad Anid
5- Khaled Basyu Hassoun,
according to the dissolved Revolutionary Command Council Resolution No. 160 of the year 1983".
And he continued: “Notifying the Third Investigation Court of Basra to take legal measures against the accused
1- Ahmed Jabbar Shihab,
according to Article 247 of the Penal Code.”
He pointed out that “a verdict was issued to release the defendants:
1- Riyad Ghaleb Khammat
, 2- Haider Badr Sanafi
, and 3- Salam Mahdi Aliwi.”
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