イラク親米政権の防衛省副次官が汚職で訴追されヨルダンから引き渡される: ずくなしの冷や水

2018年04月17日

イラク親米政権の防衛省副次官が汚職で訴追されヨルダンから引き渡される

RUDAW2018/4/16
Transitional gov't official handed to Iraq by Interpol on corruption charges
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region − A former senior defense ministry official of the US-backed Iraqi Transitional Government has been handed over to Iraq by Jordan in a corruption case.


“As a continuation of the campaign to chase corrupted individuals, and with extensive follow up and efforts for corruption cases, one of the biggest suspects of corruption, named Ziad [Tariq Abdullah] al-Qattan, the former director-general of the defense ministry in the transitional government was chased and arrested,” reads a statement from the Iraqi prime minister’s office.

Qattan had been on the run in Europe and Jordan and wanted by Iraqi courts.

“We reiterate that Ziad al-Qattan is accused of weapons deals that had big corruption of millions of dollars. He was followed in the country he resided, and in cooperation with Interpol, [he is] currently in the hands of Iraqi security,” the prime minister office’s statement added.

The government has vowed that it will follow up on corruption cases and no one is safe or insulated from being charged or investigated.

Qattan previously was residing in Poland, and that he had been advisor to the Iraqi defense ministry. He travelled to Jordan, but was arrested at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman in February 2017 after a joint operation by Interpol and Jordanian police.

While in Europe, The Guardian queried Amnesty International and British MPs over Qattan's alleged connection to a UK firm with a license to import 40,000 AK-47s from Yugoslavia. The weapons reportedly ended up in Iraq and were not traceable, thus violating international end-use agreements.

Ahead of parliamentary elections on May 12, Abadi has vowed more than once to fight rampant corruption, something he has dubbed Iraq’s war following ISIS’ war.

“The head of the council of ministers Dr. Haider al-Abadi reiterated that we (Iraqis) would not have been able to defeat Daesh if not for fighting corruption because there is a relation between the corrupt and terrorism,” said Abadi in an Arab forum on transparency and corruption.

Former Iraqi Trade Minister Abdel Falah al-Sudani, who had also been on the run, was also handed over to Iraq by Interpol in Lebanon in January on Iraqi embezzling charges.


Tuesday, 7 July 2015
Iraq
Severe imprisonment sentence against the former deputy secretary of the Ministry of Defense

(Ziad Al-Qattan), severe imprisonment for two years based on the provisions of Article (331) of the Penal Code.

According to the investigations department in the Integrity Commission “ on 19.04.2005 the Iraqi Ministry of Defense concluded a contract with Nowruz Flowers company for the purpose of the first processing for subsistence as this contract included irregularities and violation that caused damage to public property.

The statement added that the legal representative of the Ministry of Defense, who asked for the compliment request as well as the administrative investigation details indicate that former deputy secretary-general committed violations in the contract as those irregularities caused damage to the interests of the party in which he works with.

The statement noted that the court decided according to the available results and facts as well as the escape of the convicted from justice that these are convincing enough information to incriminate him on the basis of the provisions of the ruling Article.

The statement said that the judgment was issued against the fugitive convicted , Ziad Al-Qattan based on the provisions of Article 182 / A that ensure support custody on movable and non-movable funds with giving the right of the affected party to file a compensation request if the acquisition decision become final.

Al-Qattan, who was the former deputy secretary of the Ministry of Defense is wanted to the Iraqi judiciary on many issues, as provisions have been issued against him in absentia, including a number of sentences to fifteen years for making damage to public property.






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