Head of Iraq's Integrity Commission Resigns

By John Lee.

The head of Iraq's Commission of Integrity has resigned.

Judge Alaa Jawad Al-Saadi (pictured) submitted his resignation to Prime Minister, Mohammed Shia al-Sudani, on Sunday. The Prime Minister confirmed that he had accepted the resignation, praising Al-Saadi's efforts at the Commission.

In a statement, Al-Saadi said he was, "unable to continue in [his] position, after the campaigns of distortion, misrepresentation and defamation against [the Commission]."

The Prime Minister appointed Judge Haider Hanoun Zayer to replace him.

(Source: Commission of Integrity, Office of the Prime Minister)

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