Iraq anti-corruption drive stops short of snaring worst culprits

France 24 | Oct 16, 2019 at 3:21 PM
  • Following a wave of deadly anti-government protests, Baghdad has announced a slew of measures to stem corruption — but stopped short of targeting the worst offenders.
  • The decision to freeze the inspectors’ activities “targets low-ranking civil servants, while it is the mafias from the big parties” who are most at fault.
  • Among those named were ex-ministers and officials still in office, according to Abdel Mahdi’s office, although no names have yet been announced officially.