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VIDEO: Nuri Maliki must be arrested in Iraq – Struan Stevenson

NCRI – Struan Stevenson, President of the European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA) and the former chairman of the European Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with Iraq told an inter-parliamentary meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels that former Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Maliki ought to be arrested for crimes against humanity against the Iraqi people and against members of the main Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK) in Camp Ashraf and Camp Liberty. width=”560″ height=”315″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”>

“Now, I understand that the Iraqi Commission of Integrity (CoI) recently told the Iraqi Parliament that Maliki siphoned off $500bn (£327bn) during his term in office between 2006 and 2014. The report states that nearly half of the Iraqi government’s revenues during that eight-year period were “stolen” by Maliki. This was corruption on an industrial scale. Iraq is now considered as the most corrupt country in the Arab world, according to the latest Transparency International report. I fully appreciate that Haider al-Abadi sacked Maliki as vice-president in August this year as part of his reform package, but I have to ask the question, why has he not been arrested? Why has he not been indicted for crimes against humanity, genocide and venal corruption?” Mr. Stevenson said.

“There are numerous reports from Camp Liberty that agents of the Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security, pretending to be relatives of the residents, are being brought by the National Security Advisor Faleh Fayyadh (Fa-Yaaz) to the camp to collect intelligence for further terrorist operations. I urge my colleagues in the Iraqi parliament to call for the immediate removal of Faleh Fayyadh because he is a symbol of the corrupt days of Maliki and he has also been indicted by the Spanish courts for: ‘offences against the international community’.”

“The sooner he goes the better for the credibility of Iraq.”

“The main problem in Iraq is the Iranian regime. The Iranian regime is using the war against Daesh to control Iraq. My advice to my brothers and sisters in Iraq is: Do not allow this to happen. Iraq is a great country. It deserves to be an independent country. It should be given a chance, Inshalah! to be free of extremism,” he added.