Baqir Jabr al-Zubeidi
|Baqir Jabr al-Zubeidi
باقر جبر الزبيدي
|Fahadawi in 2006.|
|Minister of Finance|
May 2006 – December 2010
|Prime Minister||Nouri al-Maliki|
|Preceded by||Ali Abdul-Amir Allawi|
|Succeeded by||Rafi al-Issawi|
|Minister of Interior|
April 2005 – May 2006
|Prime Minister||Ibrahim al-Jaafari|
|Preceded by||Falah Hassan al-Naqib|
|Succeeded by||Jawad Bulani|
|Minister of Housing and Reconstruction|
September 2003 – June 2004
|President||Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer|
|Prime Minister||Iraqi Governing Council|
|Preceded by||Coalition Provisional Authority|
|Succeeded by||Omar Farouk|
|Born||1946 (age 67–68)
Amara Province, Kingdom of Iraq
|Political party||Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq|
|Alma mater||University of Baghdad|
|Nickname(s)||Bayan Jabr Solagh|
|Commands||Commander of the Badr Brigades|
Baqir Jabr Al-Zubeidi (Arabic: باقر جبر الزبيدي), also known as Bayan Jabr Solagh, is a former commander of the Badr Brigades who served as the Finance Minister of Iraq in the government of Nouri al-Maliki. He served as Minister of Interior, in charge of the police, in the Iraqi Transitional Government and was Minister of Housing and Reconstruction of the Iraqi Governing Council. He is a senior member of the Shi'a United Iraqi Alliance as well as the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI). Unlike most Shi'a of Iraq, Baqir Jabr is of mixed Turkish and Kurdish ancestry.
Born in 1946 in the Maysan Governorate, Jabr became a Shi'a activist while studying engineering at Baghdad University in the 1970s. He fled to Iran amid Saddam Hussein's crackdown on Shi'a political groups and joined the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI). He later headed SCIRI's office in Syria. According to the Independent newspaper Jabr was a former commander of SCIRI's militia, the Badr Brigades.
Under Jabr's control the Interior Ministry in 2006 was accused by the United Nations human rights chief in Iraq, John Pace, of executing and torturing to death hundreds of Iraqis every month.
- “Iraq's death squads: on the brink of civil war” The Independent, Feb. 26, 2006
- Knickmeyer, Ellen (3 January 2006). "U.S. Raid Kills Family North of Baghdad". The Washington Post. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
- BBC News (1 September 2003). "Iraq's post-war cabinet". Retrieved 24 February 2006.
- "Iraq official defends 'torture' facility". CNN. 18 November 2005.
- "Death squads operated from inside Iraqi government, officials say". Knight Ridder. 12 March 2006.
- Knickmeyer, Ellen (14 May 2006). "Iraq Begins to Rein In Paramilitary Force". Washington Post. Retrieved 26 April 2010.
- "The Minister of Civil War". Harper's. 20 July 2006.
- "Iraq - The Death Squads". Channel 4. 7 November 2006.
- PBS FRONTLINE: Gangs of Iraq April 17, 2007
- Interview with Bayan Jabr, PBS FRONTLINE: Gangs of Iraq November 21, 2006
Ali Abdul-Amir Allawi
|Minister of Finance of Iraq
May 2006–December 2010
Falah Hassan al-Naqib
|Minister of Interior of Iraq
April 2005–May 2006
Coalition Provisional Authority
|Minister of Housing and Reconstruction of Iraq
September 2003–June 2004
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