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Iraq’s prosecution refers ex-PM to investigative court over Gen. Soleimani assassination

The head of Iraq’s public prosecution office has referred former Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi to an investigative court over charges related to the US assassination of Iran’s anti-terror commander Lt. Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

Shafaq News reported that official documents, issued by the head of the public prosecution’s office on April 4 but unveiled on Sunday, showed that the prosecutor general ordered the Federal Investigative Court, which specializes in investigating all crimes, to take legal proceedings over a complaint filed against al-Kadhimi and inform the office of the results.

The court is ordered to look into a complaint filed by the head of “Harakat Huqooq,” or Rights Movement, Hossein Monis against al-Kadhimi as a former intelligence chief. Harakat Huqooq is the political wing of Iraq’s anti-terror group Kata’ib Hezbollah.

Al-Kadhimi faces charges of “negligence” that led to the US assassination of General Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the second-in-command of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), as well as their companions, on January 3, 2020.

The two anti-terror commanders were tremendously respected and admired across the region for their instrumental role in fighting and decimating the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in the region, particularly in Iraq and Syria.

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