08-04-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Baghdad: Al-Sharq Al-Awsat
Iraqi government yesterday approved amendments described Saleh
al-Mutlaq, the Deputy Prime Minister, the job on the Justice and
Accountability Law (formerly De-Baathification) long thousands of former
Baathists. The amendments of the most prominent demands of the
demonstrators in the western and northern provinces.
al-Mutlaq said Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister for Services Affairs said in a
statement yesterday: «Today, the Cabinet approved an important
amendments to the Justice and Accountability Law, this law under which
the maximum lot of talent and deprived them and deprived the country of
According to the draft, which still requires
parliamentary approval and comes endorsed by the government on the eve
of the tenth anniversary of the fall of the former regime and less than
two weeks on provincial elections, are entitled to the Prime Minister
Nouri al-Maliki and his deputies may exempt any person covered by the
law and return to the function or forwarded to retire .
to Check accountability, justice and the failure to extend the law to
additional persons, explained Mutlaq, it «will work archive final end of
this year 2013 to whereby inventory covered the law and do not add
anyone else after the end of this year», as reported by Agence
The Cabinet decided to also end the Act confidential informant and an important amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code.
called members of the House of Representatives to postpone their
holidays and work hard for the passage of laws that are in the interest
of citizens and raise their injustice.
The independent Kurdish MP
Mahmoud Othman said that the cancellation of projects punished people
is a good step. He added that those laws were supposed to not be present
since the beginning (...) if we want to build a state, we need to
He continued: «Perhaps few people committed
crimes, this category must be sued in the courts, but we opened the door
to the rest, and I asked several times to abolish the law or repaired.
ruled out the possibility to pass the law in the House of
Representatives, saying: «It is not easy to pass the project in the
parliament (...) because a lot of Shiite lawmakers do not support this
The U.S. civil administrator Paul Bremer, who took over
the administration of Iraq after the 2003 invasion of the
De-Baathification Commission and chaired by the then party leader Ahmed
Chalabi Iraqi National Congress.
And became the
de-Baathification after «the accountability and justice after approved
by parliament. And prevented the accountability and justice hundreds of
candidates from participating in the previous elections for alleged ties
to the Baath Party.
But Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki excluded
officers and former Baathist officials from accountability procedures
and justice on the grounds of national interest and brought them back
into service. But critics accuse Prime Minister that majority Asttnahm
are from the Shiite component.
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