New Generation caucus head prevented from entering parliament
Head of the New Generation Movement caucus Kazim Faruq speaks to reporters near the Kurdistan Parliament, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq, April 27,2021. Photo by Zhyan News Network/ Screenshot
Zhyan News Network
SULAIMANI – Deputy Head of the New Generation Movement caucus Kazim Faruq on Tuesday (April 27) was prevented by the security forces to enter the Kurdistan Parliament’s premises for the fourth time since he was frozen by the chamber about four weeks ago.
On March 31, 73 lawmakers voted in favor of suspending Faruq from taking part in the coming sessions and committee meetings after he threw shoes at the speaker’s dais. The lawmaker can annul the decree if he apologize for the incident.
Farug has contested the validity of barring him from entering the building.
As the lawmaker was protesting, Zhyan News Network reporting and some other media outlets were prevented by the Parliament's guards from livestreaming at the gate and was forced to turn away.
On Tuesday, the parliament held its tenths floor debate of the spring session to discuss problems and needs of adults and children with disabilities or special needs, and of their families in the presence of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Minister for Labour and Social Affairs Kwestan Muhammad.