Iraq Ordered To Arrest Members Of Kurdistan Independence Referendum Commission

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Iraq Ordered To Arrest Members Of Kurdistan Independence Referendum Commission

FILE IMAGE: Iraqi Federal Police

On September 11, the Iraqi authorities issued an order to detain officials linked to a commission of the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) that supervised the region’s independence referendum (took place on September 25).

“The Higher Judicial Council said the Rusafa investigation court in Baghdad ordered the arrest of commission officials based on a petition filed by the country’s Ministerial National Security Council, which is chaired by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

The arrest order came shortly after Iraq’s top federal court ruled it was not in its jurisdiction to pronounce an opinion on Kurdish parliamentarians who backed a referendum on Kurdistan’s independence from the country where 92% voted for secession,” Iraqi News website reported.

Relations between the KRG and the Iraqi Federal Government have been facing a major crisis since the referendum in the Kurdistan Region.

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  • VGA

    And how will they be arrested if they are in kurdish-controlled land?

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      They have ordered he electoral officials under arrest as they were the ones who called endorsed the illegal referendum.

  • Igor Dano

    Why do they not simply eliminate them?
    Artilery, airplane, smash them to smithernes, as US does it with drohnes.