A “shocking” report by the US State Department on the Iraqi judiciary

A “shocking” report by the US State Department on the Iraqi judiciary

06/12/2020 18:50:17

A shocking report by the US State Department on the Iraqi judiciary{International: Al Furat News} The US State Department revealed a somewhat “shocking” evaluation of the state of the Iraqi judiciary.
“The security and political situation in Iraq has left the judiciary weak, and depends on other parts of the government,” said the State Department’s report, which was sent to the US Congress in April.
He pointed out that “the Iraqi judiciary suffers from the same rampant corruption that affects the rest of the Iraqi government.”
The State Department assessment also indicated that “the Iraqi justice system has been affected by the repercussions of ISIS control of large parts of the country and the subsequent events that led to his expulsion.”
He notes that “Baghdad suffers from a lack of competent judges, and is accused of holding suspects associated with ISIS in isolation before the trial for months without contact with the outside world.”
NGOs approved by the State Department assessment said that ISIS detainees are unable to appeal their detention decision and often have to pay bribes to drop the charges.
Although the US State Department is concerned about the status of Iraqi reforms, some members of Congress see the dialogue between Baghdad and Washington that started on Thursday as an opportunity to strengthen US relations with Iraq in light of the decrease in tensions with Iran.
Ammar Al-Masoudi ended

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