Council of Representatives Lifts Immunity of MP

Posted on | February 25, 2009

The Iraqi Parliament has lifted the immunity of an MP, leaving him liable to arrest over several fatal attacks. Sunni lawmaker Mohammed al-Daini was earlier on a flight to Jordan when the plane was made to turn around and return to Iraq. Allegations against Mr Daini include claims he was involved in the bombing of the Iraqi parliament in 2007. The suicide attack inside the parliament building in Baghdad killed eight people. On Sunday, tapes of alleged confessions by two of Mr Daini’s bodyguards were broadcast to reporters. Mr Daini, a Sunni Muslim with the National Dialogue Front party has described the allegations as politically motivated “fabrication”.
BBC news report
Aswat Al-Iraq