Legal expert: Abdul Mahdi can be questioned in absentia according to the constitution

01-11-2019 01:55 PM


Orbit Agency –


: Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi could be questioned in absentia according to the constitution and by-laws of parliament, legal expert Ali al-Tamimi said on Friday.

Al-Tamimi said in a press statement singled out by the ‘orbit’ that ‘if notified to be questioned and did not attend yet did not provide excuse his draft can be held accountable and questioned in absentia’, pointing out that ‘the reason is considered to have waived his right stipulated in the Constitution and the rules of procedure of Parliament’ .

He added, ‘Parliament’s control of the executive authority was absolute without restriction in Article 16 of the Constitution and the rules of procedure of the parliament, as the difficult circumstance experienced by the country requires the presence of the Prime Minister run to the parliament, but the lack of attendance indicates indifference and waive the constitutional right’, explaining The ‘interrogation is a parliamentary political investigation .. applicable to the general criminal rules in the absence of the text’.

He pointed out that the ‘legal rules say’ ward off evil first of bringing benefits and if conflicting interests took into account the greatest harm to the lighter, and know the most severe harm lighter ‘, stressing that’ the public interest requires in absentia interrogation ‘.

He pointed out that “even if Abdul-Mahdi did not attend and remain in the government, the prosecution of international prosecution even if after a while because the killings of demonstrators do not fall statute of limitations … as happened to the Chilean president, who was tried internationally in a wheelchair after retirement.”


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