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Arrest warrants issued for former Iraqi government ministers

[JURIST] A spokesman for new Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari's Dawa Party [party website] said Saturday that arrest warrants have been issued for two former cabinet ministers in former Interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's government. Ex-Transport Minister Louei Hatim Sultan al-Aris and ex-Labor Minister Leila Abdul-Latif are both wanted on corruption charges; Abdul-Latif has also been cited for "bringing back to the government members of the former regime", i.e. Baath Party [Aljazeera backgrounder] members associated with Saddam Hussein. The warrants were issued as part of a new government corruption crackdown. Al-Aris is said to have already left Iraq; Abdul-Latif is currently at large. AAP has more.

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