INTERPOL: We will not hand over Kirkuk’s former governor to non-Baghdad


 

Editorial date: 2019/5/22 14:26
BAGHDAD: An Iraqi source in Beirut revealed on Wednesday the repercussions of the arrest of Najmuddin Karim, the former governor of Kirkuk, the doctor of the late Iraqi president Jalal Talabani.
The source said in a press statement that “contacts are conducted by the federal judiciary in Baghdad and the Kurdistan region to receive Karim, who was arrested yesterday at Beirut airport, and there are differences between Baghdad and Erbil on the matter, but Interpol confirmed that the detainee will not be handed over to the federal judiciary. 
He added that “Interpol informed the Iraqi Kurdistan authorities that the arrest was based on a memorandum issued by the federal government and not from Kurdistan, so the extradition process will not be for Erbil.” 
He pointed to “the existence of intensive contacts between Iraqi political leaders and officials in Lebanon for his release,” noting that “Karim position in the area of ​​Badaro.” 
The security forces in Beirut, arrested on Tuesday, the arrest of Najmuddin Karim, the former governor of Kirkuk, the doctor of former Iraqi President Jalal Talabani on the basis of arrest warrant issued by the Iraqi judiciary on corruption charges. “

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