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IMIS MPs threaten to take drastic action in parliament if expelled

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Badr parliament bloc threatened to take a drastic action in parliament, if IMIS MPs remained absent from parliament sessions.

Since the launch of military operations against ISIS, the Iraqi parliament issued a law that gives MPs within the ranks of IMIS militias several privileges, according to Badr bloc MP, Mohammed Kun.

Iraqi Parliament speaker, Salim al-Jabouri threatened on Thursday to expel absent MPs who claim to be fighting in the ranks of the militias.

The MPs who missed the meeting have been seen recently outside of Iraq, as asserted by several sources.

In a statement al-Jabouri said that the parliament issued a law that doesn't punish absent MPs as long as they claim to be from IMIS militias.

The speaker stressed that he urged to abolish that law, asserting that he will bring up this case in the next parliamentary session especially after seeing several of these members outside of Iraq.

Some of these lawmakers have written testimonies that prove they are engaged with IMIS militias, according to al-Jabouri.

Iranian Militias in Iraq and Syria are Shiite militias formed after the rise of ISIS in Iraq and have been accused of committing war crimes and human rights violations against innocent Sunni civilians in Iraq.

Last Modified: Friday، 21 April 2017 12:25 PM