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Parl't denies including Falah Sudany in general amnesty law

Parl't denies including Falah Sudany in general amnesty law

Former trade minister Falah al-Sudany is not included in the general amnesty law, Iraqi Parliament Legal Commission Member MP Kamil al-Zaidi asserted on Saturday.

In a statement, Zaidi said that the Sudany was convicted in corruption cases, noting that his crimes are not included in the general amnesty law.

He added that Sudany will be trialed again, stressing that releasing him is not possible as any convictions against him will be after the issuance of the amnesty law.

On Friday, Iraqi authorities took into custody former trade minister convicted in absentia for corruption cases, following his extradition from Lebanon.

Trade Minister Abdul Falah al-Sudany resigned in 2009 and fled the country in connection with graft allegations involving Iraq’s food rations program, one of the world’s biggest.

Iraq’s Integrity Commission issued a statement confirming the return of al-Sudany after reaching a deal with the Lebanese authorities late last year allowing the extradition of the ex-trade minister.

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