The Kirkuk Misdemeanor Court issued an arrest warrant against the head of the Kirkuk Provincial Council, Ribwar Talabani, sentencing the official to six months in prison.
According to a document issued by the Kirkuk Misdemeanor Court responsible for integrity issues, the court sentenced Talabani in absentia to six months in prison in accordance with the provisions of Article 331 of the Penal Code No. 111 of 1969.
An arrest warrant had previously been issued against Talabani earlier this year. Talabani was a staunch supporter of the Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum.