The judiciary releases Al-Maliki on bail after appearing in the leaks file

The judiciary releases Al-Maliki on bail after appearing in the leaks file

10-11 2022 08:04

The judiciary releases Al-Maliki on bail after appearing in the leaks fileShafaq News/ The leader of the Sadrist movement, Judge Jaafar al-Moussawi, announced on Tuesday the release of the leader of the State of Law coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, on bail after appearing before the judiciary in the case of audio leaks.

Al-Moussawi said in a statement received by Shafaq News Agency, “After the decision of the Third Karkh Investigation Court to bring in al-Maliki regarding the leaks, the latter appeared this morning before the aforementioned court.”

He explained that “Al-Maliki’s statements were initially and judicially written, and the judge decided to release him on bail.”

On the nineteenth of last June, the Supreme Judicial Council announced that the Karkh Investigation Court (in Baghdad) had received a request submitted to the Public Prosecution to take legal measures regarding the audio leaks.

In his speech, according to the recordings published by journalist blogger Ali Fadel, Al-Maliki touched on topics related to Sunni Arabs that were considered sectarian, in addition to describing the “popular mobilization” as “a nation of cowards”, while talking about arming clans and groups estimated at 20,000 fighters on the ground, asking him for support. Financially, logistically and legally, and he promised to provide this, in order to protect him from the leader of the Sadrist movement Muqtada al-Sadr, who wants to “slaughter everyone,” according to Al-Maliki.

The former prime minister also spoke about “financial and administrative corruption” in the PMF, and about the fact that the “Badr” organization, led by Hadi al-Amiri, receives financial salaries for about 40,000 people, while it does not have that number on the ground.

After these recordings, the leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, asked al-Maliki to surrender himself and those who sought refuge from the corrupt to the judicial authorities.

The “Technology for Peace” team, the most famous Iraqi technical team, had confirmed the authenticity of the recordings attributed to al-Maliki, and said that they were “not fabricated”, noting in a report published earlier, that “despite the repeated denials of the owners of those recordings, and his claim I fabricated it by quoting and fitting excerpts from his voice to appear in this way, but the observations we made about the audio clip prove otherwise.