Baghdad The Joint Operations Command announced the implementation of the directive of the Supreme Judicial Council regarding the abuse of pictures of election candidates, confirming the completion of the security plans for securing the October polls throughout Iraq.
The Spokesman for the joint operations, Major General Tahsin al-Khafaji, told the official News Agency that “the security forces, based on a circular issued by the Supreme Judicial Council about abusing or cutting up photos of candidates, have started sending detachments from intelligence and security as well as other security services to monitor and prosecute anyone who dismembers or Upload photos of the candidates.
Major General Al-Khafaji added, “The security services, through the cameras, have identified some of the people who upload and tear up photos of the candidates, and they will be arrested and brought to justice.”
Regarding the security plan for securing the elections, Al-Khafaji said, “The Joint Operations Command was present yesterday, in Erbil, and the goal of its presence was to discuss the security plan for the elections in the governorates of Dohuk, Sulaymaniyah and Erbil, as well as to supervise the security plan, as well as security cordons and electoral centers and to secure transportation Ballot boxes and protect the voter during his arrival at the electoral center.
He pointed out that “the leadership was present today in Kirkuk governorate, to supervise the elections plan for the governorate, and thus we have completed our security plans for the elections in all governorates of Iraq, from preparing the security forces to protecting the ballot boxes to protecting their transportation and protecting the voter and the electoral center.”
He stressed, “The security forces are ready to do everything that is entrusted to them, and they are fully prepared and ready to complete the election process.”
Source: National Iraqi News Agency