Judicial authorities have to open files for opponents of Kurdistan Region's referendum on independence, Shakhwan Abdullah, Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) MP, suggested on Monday, adding that this move shall pave the way for their trial.
In a statement, Shakhwan said that statements of referendum opponents will be recorded and archived so that they would stand trial on charges of spying and subordination.
The Kurdistan democratic Party MP called on the region's judicial authorities to take the opponents statements seriously from the legal viewpoint, adding that they shall not hold positions in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)'s institutions and departments in the future.
The Kurdistan Region would hold a referendum on September 25 that would also include "the Kurdish areas outside the region's administration", a term Erbil uses for the disputed areas that are claimed both by Baghdad and Erbil. It is to be followed by parliamentary and presidential elections on November 6.