[size=36]Al-Sudani calls on the Presidency of the Republic to ratify all death sentences for those convicted of drug cases[/size]
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Prime Minister, Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani, today, Saturday, called on the Presidency of the Republic to ratify all death sentences for drug cases.
Al-Sudani’s office stated in a statement, a copy of which was received by Mawazine News, that “Prime Minister Muhammad Shia’ al-Sudani attended the annual anti-drug conference, which was held by the General Directorate of Narcotics and Psychotropic Substances Affairs at the Ministry of Interior in the Ministry’s building, and discussed the serious dangers of the drug scourge on the individual and society.” and mechanisms for treating them.
In a speech he delivered, the Prime Minister appreciated "the efforts of the Ministry of Interior to hold this important conference, which aims to address one of the most serious problems in Iraq and the world, which is the drug problem, which has become a real threat and an imminent danger to the internal and national security of countries."
He explained that “drugs dismantle the social fabric, result in economic losses, and provide an environment for crime, in addition to their threat to national security, as the drug trade has become an international dilemma, involving gangs and cross-border organizations, and one of the most important sources of financing for terrorist groups, which requires... "High cooperation and coordination between countries to reduce their danger."
He called on the Presidency of the Republic to "ratify all death sentences for those convicted of drug cases, which have become final, in implementation of the law, and to serve as an example to everyone who dares to threaten the security of the country and its people."
Al-Sudani said, during the conference, that “the government worked to diversify the mechanisms of drug treatment, and its first steps were to link the Baghdad directorates and governorates to the general headquarters of the Narcotics Directorate instead of the police commands, in order to make decisive central decisions,” adding: “We allocated sites from the Ministry of Defense to the Directorate.” General Authority for Drug Affairs, to rehabilitate headquarters, parking lots and clinics for the rehabilitation of addicts and drug users.
He pointed out that "the drug problem must include the humanitarian aspect before the punitive aspect, and we have achieved important results in the field of treatment and rehabilitation of users and addicts," adding: "We have launched a national strategy to combat drugs, for the years 2023-2025."
He added, "Special committees have been formed to amend the Drug Law of 2017 and the Drug Control Agency Law," noting that "addressing the drug problem comes from eliminating its causes, by providing a free and dignified life and job opportunities for young people, and protecting them from this scourge."
He stressed that "all efforts must be mobilized to contain the drug threat, through the use of religious and social directives," noting that "it is possible to form a Sanid team for the security forces concerned with combating drugs, consisting of athletes, artists, academics, and social media celebrities."
He pointed out that "the Ministry of Interior constitutes the first front line in the war against drugs, which is similar to our war on terrorism," stressing that "security plans must be updated, and the performance of the competent agencies must be developed by involving them in training courses, and benefiting from the latest technological developments."
He continued: "We stand with reverence in front of the sacrifices made by members of the Ministry of Interior in the anti-drug war, and we remember the courageous stand of the judiciary in this war, as they faced threats from drug gangs, and we remember with pride the martyr, Judge Ahmed Faisal Al-Saadi, who specializes in drug cases, who was martyred while confronting tough people." The criminals responsible for flooding the country with drugs.” Ended 29/H