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Iraq softens policy against former Saddam loyalists

By Aso Fishagi 8/12/2014
The purge of Baath Party members began after Saddam Hussein’s fall in 2003. AFP photo.
The purge of Baath Party members began after Saddam Hussein’s fall in 2003. AFP photo.

BAGHDAD, Iraq – A committee in charge of purging the influence of Iraq’s ousted Baath Party following the 2003 ouster of Saddam Hussein is being dissolved, its head said.

Bakhtiar Amin, the head of the Iraqi Committee for Accountability and Justice, said the body will be dissolved as part of the agreement with Sunni factions who supported the formation of new cabinet under Prime Minister Haidar Abadi.

“We submitted a new draft to the government for a special law regarding accountability and justice in which we have asked to soften the legal measures against the former Baathists,” Amin told Rudaw.

“And then our committee will set a date for dissolution,” he added.

In early 2003, the new regime declared that all public sector employees affiliated with the Baath Party would be removed from their positions and banned from future government jobs. The policy was highly controversial among academics and institutions which feared the policy could target Sunnis with past Baath Party membership.

“We have annulled 60,000 government confiscations of former Baathist-owned properties and have retired 120,000 former loyalists,” Amin said, as he criticized the committee’s past “cruelty” against former Saddam loyalists.

He said the government has set up a special office to compensate victims whose properties were seized during Baathist rule before the Iraq invasion. He added that the office would offset former Baathists who lost properties to the committee. 

Comments

 
Muraz Adzhoev | 8/12/2014
Ideological, cultural, mental and spiritual incompatibility inevitably leads to the exclusion. This natural socio-political process has entered into its last historical stage - revival and celebration of the reasonable justice. No internal and external forces cannot prevent the final and beneficial collapse of completely rotten Iraqi false statehood. Good, sooner or later, but always triumphs over evil according to the higher laws of God and the universal norms of the civilized humanity. Sovereign Southern Kurdistan very soon, in the coming months will be free and independent due to or despite. Peacefully or militarily? The answer is up to the world leading states - permanent members of the UN Security Council, that are historically responsible and obliged for providing and keeping security, stability and cooperation in full regard with international norms and traditions of justice and humanity.
AA | 8/12/2014
Baathist's ruled and terrorized Iraq for 40 years, after they lost power they have been the main source of the civil war and and most of the bloodshed since 2003, for that they get compensation after one meeting in Baghdad, but the tens of thousands of Kurdish victims of the baathist's have been waiting 10 years to be compensated according to the law that was passed 10 years ago, the shia's received compensation in 2004-2005. Unbelievable, and yet there are people out there who ask why some Kurds resent Arabs, or why some Kurds are angry about taking in hundred of thousands of Arab refugees.
Mike petterson | 11/12/2014
It's either Ba'ath or Isis Long live the saddam ideology
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