Mr Radhi goes to Washington
After three years as head of the Commission on Public Integrity, Iraq’s anti-corruption body, Judge Radhi al-Radhi finds himself seeking political asylum in the US.
In Iraq, al-Radhi was for a while everyone’s hero, especially when he went after the massive financial improprieties of ex-officials. Armed with a five-year mandate and secure in the knowledge that only a two-thirds majority in parliament could remove him from his post, al-Radhi led his 1,700 employees in striking terror across Iraq’s civil service and business communities. His style was non-confrontational, but many of his young foot soldiers…
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