Iraqi MPs and their expense accounts
Friday, 11 October 2013
Iraqi parliamentarians are having costly surgeries performed at the expense of thousands of Iraqis who live in poverty. It is said that Iraqi Khaled al-Aatiyeh, a minister, charged the Iraqi government 59 million dinars to remove his hemorrhoids. Another MP performed a surgery that cost around 16 million dinars, taken from public funds. In another case, 10 million dinars were spent to fix MP Ahmad al-Aalwani’s teeth. This episode investigates this costly trend.
From Iraq is a socio-political humanitarian program which aims to uncover the realities from within the war-torn country. It follows the daily sufferings of the Iraqi people, fortified with real images, confessions from witnesses and analytical reports.