Kubic calls for urgent investigation into election violations and offers assistance


Editorial Date: 2018/6/11 23:56 • 13 times read
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jan Kubic, called on the concerned authorities to open an urgent investigation into the violations that accompanied the parliamentary elections held on 12 May.
“In the light of recent developments, Kubic calls on the bodies responsible for the administration of elections in Iraq to promptly investigate all complaints concerning fraud and violations,” a UNAMI statement said. And to be fully transparent, which will enhance the integrity of the electoral process and the legitimacy of its results, in line with Iraq’s laws and constitution. ”
“All political actors and supporters must adhere to the causes of peace and continue to commit to resolving any electoral disputes through legal channels,” he said.
The UN official called on “all constitutional and political leaders and entities to work together in support of the procedures used to address complaints about the electoral process, in order to strengthen the electoral and political processes.”
He urged “the government, security forces and electoral management bodies to take all appropriate measures to secure electoral materials, especially in light of the recent fire incident, damaging a number of warehouses belonging to the Electoral Commission.”
He pointed out that “the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) stands ready to provide and provide more assistance and technical advice to the electoral bodies, when asked to do so.”

The Sadr Alliance vows to reopen the file of the fall of Mosul and sets a date for the prosecution and accountability of those involved

Policy  2018/06/11 12:42  3695

Baghdad today – special

Raed Fahmi, a leader of the alliance, “Saroon” backed by the leader of the Sadrist movement, Moqtada al-Sadr, on Monday, open the file fall Mosul province, but the organization is calling, in 2014, while confirmed that the accountability of those responsible is inevitable.

Fahmi told Baghdad today that “what happened four years ago (the fall of Mosul) is a disaster in every sense of the word, and not only has it occupied the territories, but has caused great damage and loss to the lives and cities, which we continue to suffer from.”

He pointed out that “the current House of Representatives prepared an extensive report on the fall of Mosul, and we will open this file again and we will continue to hold accountable those involved in this disaster, which caused a major node in the history of contemporary Iraq in the next parliamentary session.”

He added that “it is not reasonable all this period, the file remains absent and without taking actual measures and reality in the light of the report prepared by the House of Representatives,” explaining that “missing the file of the fall of Mosul all these years, is not without political or other pressures.”


Urgent {Al-Furat News} published the names of judges assigned to the administration of the Electoral Commission


Editorial date: 2018/6/11 22:49 • 187 times read
{Baghdad: Al-Furat News} The Supreme Judicial Council named the judges who will manage the offices of the Independent High Electoral Commission in the provinces.
The Judicial Council has named in its session yesterday, “the judges nominated for the mandate to fulfill the powers of the Board of Commissioners in the Independent High Electoral Commission in accordance with the provisions of Article {4} of the Third Amendment Act of the election law and judges candidates for the task of managers of UNHCR offices in the provinces.
The decision excluded judges of the Kurdistan region and called on the Supreme Judicial Council to name the judges.
The distribution of the 16 judges as follows:
Ahmed Abdel Sada Novn / Baghdad office / Rusafa
morning , Adnan Ismail / Baghdad office / Karkh
Abdul Rahman Saleh / Basra Office
Mahmoud Abdullah Hussein / Nineveh Office
Adel Jassem Kazem / Babel Office
Qassim Mohammed Suleiman / Office of Kirkuk ,
Hussein Ali Chihoud / Dhi Qar Office
Mohammed Karim Jabbar / Najaf Office
Ali Daij Jurban / Anbar Office
Falah Karim Wannas / Wasit
Amer Rashid Hammadi Office / Office of Salah Eddin
Ammar Thamer / Office of Diyala
Jabbar Juma Salman / Office of Maysan
Amer Ahmed Abdulkateb / Muthanna Office
Adel Bader Alwan / Karbala Office
Haidar Ali Abdul Hussein / Office Qadisiyah.
The House of Representatives voted in its extraordinary session held last Wednesday on the proposed amendment to the third law of the elections of the House of Representatives No. 45 of 2013 “with the aim of achieving transparency in the election results and maintain the democratic system of Iraq and protect the electoral process to ensure confidence in the integrity of elections and fairness and to prove the invalidity of the device Accelerate the results of electronic and caused by the lack of real results and the process of manual counting and sorting across Iraq. ”
The Supreme Judicial Council announced last Thursday important decisions to implement the amendment of the election law, which included “inviting members of the Supreme Judicial Council to meet next Sunday to name judges who will be assigned to carry out the work of the Board of Commissioners and oversee the process of recounting and manual counting of the results of the elections and naming judges who will assume the task Management of the offices of the Electoral Commission in the provinces.
For its part, announced the Electoral Commission, it will challenge the decision of the Parliament to amend the election law “to contain a number of irregularities in paragraphs that do not comply with the Constitution and contrary to the law of the Commission No. 11 of 2007 amended.”
The UNHCR stressed its “absolute cooperation with the Supreme Judicial Council in facilitating the task of his work according to the judicial procedures guaranteed by the law.”
The chairman of the Board of Commissioners Maan al-Hiti, last Saturday appealed to the Federal Court against the Speaker of the House of Representatives Salim Jubouri and challenge the constitutionality of the amendment of the election law, including the refusal of the intervention of the Supreme Judicial Council in the validity of the Commission.
These steps coincide with the fire of the long warehouses of the Electoral Commission in the Rusafa side east of Baghdad yesterday and damage the organs to accelerate the results and update the data {Biometric} and the safety of funds and ballot papers for the elections of the House of Representatives, which took place on 12 May last, according to the Electoral Commission.

A security operation to control Baghdad’s borders


Editorial Date: 2018/6/11 22:51 • 41 times read
(Baghdad: Al Furat News) On Monday, security forces carried out a security operation in Abu Ghraib district, west of Baghdad province.
A statement from the Ministry of Defense, received the agency {Euphrates News}, “The force from the headquarters of the Sixth Division and the force of the first regiment, the 54th Infantry Brigade began the command of the division commander to inspect the area of ​​Kassar in the district of Abu Ghraib and the border separating the area of ​​Rafush, For the continuation of pre-emptive actions within the categorizer. ”
He added, “Through the operation was found a pile of hardware from the terrorist-supporting irregularities and was lifted by detachments battalion engineering field field.”
The statement added that “the commander of the division met with the order of the headquarters control Zaidan and ordered the regiments and intelligence officers, and stressed the control and protection of the border separation and full commitment to the morning and evening alarms and automatic patrolling and foot patrols and ambushes.”

Sistani’s office ruled out seeing the Crescent Shawwal Thursday .. ‪Saturday the first day‬ of Eid!

Localities  2018/06/11 16:34  8254  Editor: mst

Baghdad today

The Supreme Religious Office of Ali al-Sistani in Najaf on Monday ruled out seeing the crescent of Shawwal on Thursday, so it is likely that the office of the reference will be announced next Saturday as the first day of Eid al-Fitr.

“The crescent of Shawwal is expected to be on the evening of Friday (30 Ramadan, June 15) in the horizon of the city of Najaf at sunset at seven and ten minutes,” Sistani’s office said in a statement obtained by Baghdad today.

And between the Office of the Supreme Reference, it is expected that the crescent can not be seen with the naked eye on Thursday evening.


the Kurdistan Democratic filed a complaint with the Federal Court


The Kurdistan Democratic Party submits a complaint to the Federal Court
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The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) announced Monday that it has filed a complaint with the Federal Court on the Iraqi parliament’s decision to amend the election law.

“The burning of the ballot boxes in Baghdad is a dangerous sign for everyone to take account of any developments,” Kurdish media quoted the director of the Kurdistan Democratic Party’s electoral institution, Khosro Kuran, as saying. “What happened in Baghdad will not happen in the region.”

He added that “the party filed a complaint with the Federal Court on the amendment of the election law,” noting that “the decision of the House of Representatives is illegal, and the Council can not cancel the votes of voters.”

The Iraqi parliament decided, earlier, to oblige the Independent High Electoral Commission to re-count and count the whole of Iraq, as the parliament decided to assign nine judges to run the Electoral Commission, and voted on the abolition of Article 38 of the election law, and that the Commission is committed to re-counting and manual sorting across Iraq, Accelerate results.

Article 38 states: The counting and counting process shall be carried out using the electronic results accelerator. Political party agents shall be provided with an electronic copy of the results forms and ballot papers at each polling station.

He announced earlier the full report of the government committee set up by Prime Minister Haider Abadi for the elections, as it confirms the fraud and manipulation of the electoral process, and called for legal action to discuss the directors of the Commission.

The committee called for the cancellation of the results of the elections abroad to prove that there were “serious and deliberate violations and frauds and collusion,” in addition to canceling the voting results in the polling centers and stations for the displaced in several governorates.

According to the report, the committee called for “the manual counting and counting by not less than 5 percent for all polling stations in all governorates to conduct an audit and the intersection.”

Iraq has been the subject of controversy over suspicions of fraud in the parliamentary elections held on May 12 amid calls for cancellation of the results and the re-election.

URGENT Judiciary: 3 police and one UNHCR official accused of fire

Release date: 2018/6/11 21:07 • 326 times read
(Baghdad: Al Furat News) The Supreme Judicial Council announced the arrest of four accused of burning the store of the Electoral Commission in the Rusafa side east of the capital Baghdad on Sunday.
The spokesman of the Supreme Council, Abdul Sattar al-Birqdar, in a statement received by the agency {Euphrates News} a copy of it, “the Court of Inquiry Rusafa, decided to arrest four accused of the crime of burning the warehouses of the Electoral Commission in Rusafa,” noting that “three of the accused officers of the police and the other employee of the Commission The election”.
“On this occasion, the Supreme Judicial Council reiterates its warning to anyone who begs himself to manipulate the documents concerning the elections, as the maximum penalties will be taken against him.”
The offices of the Electoral Commission in the Rusafa side was exposed on Sunday, a huge fire while Interior Ministry spokesman Major General Saad Maan said that the stores containing the ballot boxes did not burn, adding that “the investigation is ongoing.”
Interior Minister Qassem al-Araji confirmed the safety of the ballot boxes and that “the verification devices were burned in the incident but there are copies of them.”
The Baghdad Operations Command confirmed that the fire did not reach any ballot box arrived devices count and accelerate results only , “noting that” the responsibility of the security forces are limited to the protection of the outer wall only for the centers of storage for UNHCR and do not have any work inside the stores that are the jurisdiction of the Commission. ”
From The Electoral Commission revealed that “the fire included all the equipment to speed up the results and electronic verification devices of the Office of the elections in Rusafa,” asserting that “the fire does not affect the results of the elections.”
The Prime Minister Haider Abadi coincided with the fire with the day that the gangs captured the terrorist Da’ash City of Mosul { 10 Cruelty 2014} “planned to hit the country and the democratic approach.”
He ordered all the leaders of al – Abadi operations in the provinces to tighten security measures for stores UNHCR and the increase allocated to protect the pieces.
A security official in the Ministry of Interior revealed the disappearance of the guards of the UNHCR warehouses. He pointed out that “the warehouse guards disappeared and are currently being searched. There are also visible acts of violence on the outer doors of the stores, which indicate that they were opened with iron hammers or any other machine. is over