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Iraq court orders arrest of Kurd independence vote organisers

AFP  |  Baghdad 

An Iraqi today ordered the arrest of the chairwoman and two other members of the commission that organised last month's vote for Kurdish independence, a judicial official said.

The in east Baghdad acted in response to a request from the National Security Council headed by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Supreme Judicial Council spokesman Abdel Sattar Bayraqdar told AFP.

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First Published: Wed, October 11 2017. 17:07 IST