Human rights: The governor of Kirkuk filed a lawsuit against us for the second time

Yesterday , Wednesday, (November 14, 2020), the Commission for Human Rights announced that the acting governor of Kirkuk, Rakan Saeed Al-Jubouri, filed a lawsuit against the commission’s office in Kirkuk for the second time.

A member of the commission, Ali Al-Bayati, told media agencies in a press statement that for the second time, the acting governor of Kirkuk filing a law suit against the commission’s office in Kirkuk, noting that the law confirms that the commission’s work is monitoring of the governments , and it works according to known monitoring procedures, and then submits reports to Parliament and international bodies.

He explained that a year and a half ago, regarding monitoring the attempt by security forces to attack citizens, the acting governor filed a lawsuit against the office of the commission, but it is neglected, and the second lawsuit was about two months ago, related to the quarantined travel returnees in an unsuitable place.

Al-Bayati added that our office has a visit to the location of quarantine and confirmed that it was not appropriate, and the Parliamentary Human Rights Committee which was there too confirmed that , and as a result the place of quarantine was changed to a better one, but the commission was surprised by a letter from the governor to integrity commission in the province, accusing the office of IHCHR in creating chaos.

He pointed out that the case was referred to integrity, knowing that it is not within its jurisdiction, indicating that today the director of the Office of the High Commissioner was brought in based on the case, and he was referred to the judge, who decided to release him on bail.

Al-Bayati saw that the Human Rights Commission’s law makes the commission an observer of the government, but the reality says that the government is the one who possesses the “real power” and that it can throw the commission’s staff to prison if it performs its work, pointing out that the developments in the lawsuit filed by the acting governor of Kirkuk against the director of the IHCHR office in Kirkuk, “the best proof” of that.

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