Iraqi arrest warrants for participants in the normalization conference in Erbil

Amman Today

publish date 2021-09-26 21:37:41

On Sunday, the Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council issued arrest warrants against the participants in the conference calling for normalization, which was held in Erbil on Friday.

And the Iraqi News Agency published a statement to the council, in which it said, “The Karkh First Investigation Court, based on information provided by the National Security Adviser, issued an arrest warrant against the so-called (Wissam Al-Hardan) following the role he played in calling for normalization with Israel.”

The statement added that “an arrest warrant has been issued against the person named (Mthal Al-Alusi) and the employee in the Ministry of Culture (Sahar Karim Al-Tai) for the same crime,” noting that “legal measures will be taken against the rest of the participants once their full names are known.”

In a response from the participants, the head of the Iraq Awakening, Wissam Al-Hardan, appeared in a video clip declaring his innocence of the statement he made, during which he called for peace and “normalization” with the Israeli occupation.

Al-Hardan said in a video clip: “I participated in the Erbil conference, and I thought it was a conference on peaceful coexistence between the components of the Iraqi people, but I was surprised by the involvement of the Zionist entity and the normalization process in the statement I read.”

He added: “Our position is consistent with this entity and normalization is a matter related to the Iraqi state and we have no right to talk about it, and I apologize to everyone for what happened.”

The “Peace and Recovery” conference, which was held in Erbil on Friday, sparked widespread controversy and rejection from various Iraqi circles, especially as it included figures from different Iraqi governorates and clan dignitaries, and called for public normalization with the Israeli occupation.

The organizers of the conference said that it was organized by an American institution called the Peace Communication Center.

In a press statement, the head of the center, Joseph Braudi, said that the conference succeeded in attracting about 300 Iraqi figures (Kurds, Sunnis, and Shiites), from six governorates: Baghdad, Mosul, Salah al-Din, Anbar, Diyala and Babil.

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