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Iraqi federal court accused of politicization

Iraq's federal court is under scrutiny for seemingly politically influenced decisions on sensitive cases.
The building of the Supreme Judicial Council, Iraq's top court, Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 19, 2022.

Iraq's federal court ruled March 2 that the formation of the Anti-Corruption Committee formed by the Iraqi prime minister in mid-2020 is unconstitutional, and therefore it should be dissolved.  

The committee that was headed by Lt. Gen. Ahmed Abu Ragheef focused on high corruption and terrorism cases. It had arrested 36 suspects, of whom 16 received legal sentences by the relevant courts.

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