SULAIMANI – Co-President of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) Lahur Sheikh Jangi on Wednesday (March 3) warned government officials not to interfere in court affairs regarding the case of a Kurdish lawmaker.
Three officers affiliated to a Kurdistan Region’s security agency on March 2 were arrested over attack on Ghalib Muhammad, a Kurdish lawmaker from Iraqi Parliament. They were released one day after their detention on March 3.
“The government obviously and threateningly called for the release of three officers from a Region’s security agency who have been arrested over the case of attacking lawmaker Ghalib Mohammed,” Sheikh Jangi said in a post on his official Twitter account.
“They [government officials] have begun intervening in court affairs to free those three people and distort the case outcomes,” Sheikh Jangi added claiming that the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government “has lost credibility.”
Ghailb, who is from the Change Movement (Gorran) bloc in the federal legislature, was stabbed eight times in the head on February 26.
Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani condemned the stabbing in a tweet, saying the security agencies were directed to make a precise probe and hold the attackers to account.
KRG also condemned the incident in a statement, saying that “the Kurdistan Regional Government spare no efforts to protect people regardless of any status and posts.”