Iraq court orders arrest of Kurd independence vote organisers

AFP , Wednesday 11 Oct 2017

An Iraqi court on Wednesday ordered the arrest of the chairwoman and two other members of the commission that organised last month's vote for Kurdish independence, a judicial official said.

The court in east Baghdad acted in response to a request from the National Security Council headed by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Supreme Judicial Council spokesman Abdel Sattar Bayraqdar told AFP.

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