Deputies do not rule out malicious claims in requests to lift the immunity of deputies

Deputies do not rule out malicious claims in requests to lift the immunity of deputies

2019/7/31 14:51

Deputies do not rule out malicious claims in requests to lift the immunity of deputies(Baghdad: Al-Furat News) Member of the Legal Committee Bahar Mahmoud called the Presidency of the Parliament to ascertain the lawsuits against the deputies required to lift immunity from the request of the judiciary whether it is malicious or not, noting that the retention of the reputation of the MP is the duty of parliament.
“The objective of granting immunity is to give the deputy the opportunity to express his opinion and represent the people, and to play his supervisory role and defend the rights of the people and the public interest freely and boldly,” Mahmoud said in a statement. In front of the law and lead to inequality as people who have immunity will not be equal with other individuals. ”
“The internal laws and regulations of the parliaments of the world have given the opportunity to lift immunity in specific cases and should there be an appeal against any deputy in parliament to ascertain whether it is malicious or not before lifting immunity from the required MP.”
Mahmoud stressed that “the need to preserve the reputation of the MP who take advantage of this opportunity for malicious claims and then decides to lift the immunity of deputies required to eliminate.”
The Supreme Judicial Council, announced today to send a request to the Presidency of the House of Representatives to lift the immunity of 21 deputies for charges related to corruption offenses during the administration of executive positions, including 11 deputies for other crimes not related to administrative corruption.
The judiciary confirmed that it “takes into account the privacy of the political and social situation of the members of the House of Representatives required to lift immunity from them, especially since their legal position is still in the role of investigation or trial and have not been convicted final sentences so that their names can be authorized.”

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