Corruption Allegations: Abadi issues Travel Ban

By John Lee.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (pictured) has issued a temporary travel ban for some sitting lawmakers and politicians, according to Associated Press.

The move follows allegations of corruption that emerged during the questioning in parliament of the country’s defense minister, Khaled al-Obeidi, who claimed that speaker Salim al-Jabouri and at least five lawmakers and business people had tried to persuade him to secure specific contracts and to reinstate employees fired due to corruption.

(Source: AP)

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