In a first step of its kind, Al-Kazemi assigns the Counter-Terrorism Service to combat corruption



Corruption in Iraq


Mustafa Al-Kazemi

2020-09-03 17:44

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Shafaq News / Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi has directed the formation of a permanent committee to investigate corruption cases headed by the human rights team, Ahmed Abu Ragheef.

According to a special book issued by Al-Kazemi, obtained by Shafaq News, the Prime Minister authorized the Counter-Terrorism Service to implement the decisions issued by the committee.

Iraqis have been protesting for years about poor basic public services such as electricity, health and water, as well as unemployment and corruption.

Iraq is one of the most corrupt countries in the world according to Transparency International’s index over the past years.

Corruption is considered, in addition to security tensions, the reason behind successive governments’ failure to improve the country’s conditions, despite the large financial revenues from the sale of oil.

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