Fact-finding: results of the burning of ballot boxes “disappeared”

Fact-finding: results of the burning of ballot boxes “disappeared”

Policy 2018/08/03 10:30

Fact-finding - results of the burning of ballot boxes disappearedBaghdad today – special

The head of the parliamentary fact-finding committee formed by the former House of Representatives, Adel Nuri, revealed Friday, 03 August, 2018, the disappearance of the results of the investigation of burning the stores of the Ministry of Commerce, which included the funds of the elections of 2018.

Al-Nouri said in an exclusive interview (Baghdad today) that “the burning of ballot boxes that occurred during the past months was an effective act and this is what we believed during the trip to the scene.”

He added that “the results disappeared and no one knows who is behind the process, how much of the fund burned completely, and the number of votes that are drawn,” noting that “the incident was part of the fraud and manipulation of the results of the 2018 parliamentary elections.”

He stressed that “the abolition of all the results of the elections of the House of Representatives is the only solution to save the country from the scourge.”

On June 10, 2018, the Ministry of the Interior announced that a fire had broken out in the warehouses of the Electoral Commission hours after it broke out, leaving hundreds of polling stations, electoral equipment and other electoral materials burning.

The incident, which was considered “fabricated” by most political parties, provoked great reactions and mutual accusations between political parties and the Council of Commissioners, while some forces called for the re-election and the formation of a caretaker government amid warnings and fears of dragging the country into chaos and political and popular escalation.

Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi, after the incident, vowed to pursue “terrorist gangs” and those trying to tamper with security and elections.

On Thursday, June 15, 2018, the Rusafa Court of Inquiry issued 17 arrest warrants against a number of suspects for the crime of burning ballot boxes and equipment in the warehouses of the electoral commission in Rasafa.

Judge Abdul Sattar Birqdar, spokesman for the Supreme Judicial Council, said in a brief statement received by “Baghdad Today” that “the Court of Inquiry Rusafa issued 17 arrest warrants against a number of suspects for the crime of burning the organs and ballot boxes,” noting that ” right Now”.

On Wednesday, June 14, 2018, a well-informed source revealed that the Ministry of the Interior had received a detailed report, from criminal evidence and civil defense, about the fire of the ballot boxes on the Rusafa side.

The source told (Baghdad today) that “the criminal evidence and the Directorate of Civil Defense, handed over the Ministry of Interior detailed disclosure of the fire of the warehouses of the Electoral Commission, which includes the ballot boxes in the Rusafa side of the capital Baghdad,” noting that “information indicates that he was fabricated.”

On June 11, 2018, the Higher Judicial Council announced the arrest of three members of the police and a member of the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) for burning the UNHCR warehouses in the Rusafa district of Baghdad.

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