Deputy Speaker Dr. Hemin Hawrami: "Decision to arrest former head and some members of Kirkuk Provincial Council is politicized and unlawful"
Kurdistan Parliament Deputy Speaker Dr. Hemin Hawrami on 5 June 2022 met with Rebwar Talabani, the former head of Kirkuk Provincial Council, and Parween Muhammadamin, a current member of the council.
Jiwan Rojbayani, the chair of Parliament’s Committee on the Kurdistani Areas outside the KRG Administrative Area, and the deputy chair Jamal Haruty participated in the meeting.
They discussed the situation in the Kurdistani areas and the recent decision by Kirkuk Court to arrest Mr. Talabani and several other members of the provincial council.
Deputy Speaker Hawrami expressed his concern about the court’s decision, which he said was politicized and unlawful, and express both his and Parliament’s support to help appeal or cancel the decision.
Dr. Hawrami said, “We will ask Parliament’s Legislative Committee and legal advisers to be in contact with the relevant Iraqi parties to deal with this case, which is completely politicized."
He gave his full support to the steps taken by Parliament’s Committee on the Kurdistani Areas outside the KRG Administrative Area to deal with the issue.
The committee held a separate meeting with Mr. Talabani and Ms. Muhammadamin earlier the same day to discuss the court’s decision.