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Iraqi PM promises to fight corruption; two former ministers subpoenaed

[JURIST] Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim Jaafari [BBC profile] Wednesday promised to continue fighting corruption in Iraq's new government. He said "administrative corruption" was one of many challenges Iraq must face, and that the government has "rolled up its sleeves and taken measures" to prevent it, including establishing a telephone hotline for reports. Judge Radhi Hamza al-Radhi, the head of Iraq's Commission for Public Integrity [US State Dept. backgrounder], said that two former Iraqi ministers have been subpoenaed [AFP report; JURIST report on earlier arrest warrants] and former employment minister Leyla Abdel Hamid Latif has already been questioned in connection with financial corruption. No charges have been filed yet.

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