Hakim al-Zamili

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Hakim Abbas Mousa Abbas al-Zamili is an Iraqi politician from the Sadrist Movement who was deputy Health Minister from May 2006 until April 2007.

Health Ministry[edit]

al-Zamili was deputy minister during the height of the sectarian conflict in Iraq.[1] Whilst he was at the ministry, he was accused of running death squads that used ambulances and hospitals to kidnap and murder Sunni Arabs.[2] He was arrested in February 2007, accusing of funneling money to private militias.[3] He was also accused of kidnapping in November 2006 another deputy Health Minister, Ammar al-Saffar, from the Shiite Dawa Party, who had allegedly compiled a dossier of his crimes that he was going to hand over to the Prime Minister.[4][5] He was cleared of all charges when key witnesses failed to show up after facing alleged intimidation.[6]

Member of parliament[edit]

He was listed fifteenth on the list of the Iraqi National Alliance slate for the 2010 Iraqi parliamentary election.[7] He was elected and in January 2011 was appointed to the security committee.[8][9][10] Zamili is currently the head of Parliament's security and defense committee.[11]


  1. ^ See Civil war in Iraq for more details
  2. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/6163670.stm
  3. ^ THE REACH OF WAR; Iraq's No. 2 Health Official Is Held and Accused of Financing Shiite Militants
  4. ^ Hakim al-Zamili: Accused death squad chief turned INA parliamentary candidate, KurdishMedia, 2010-03-05
  5. ^ Iraqi Premier Wants Trial of 2 Shiites in Killings
  6. ^ "Iraq's Sadrists demand U.S. release former minister". March 4, 2008. Washington Post.
  7. ^ Murky Candidacy Stokes Iraq’s Sectarian Fears, New York Times, 2010-03-10
  8. ^ Victors In Iraqi Elections Include Suspected Murderers
  9. ^ Parliament Agrees on Committees, But Not on Their Leaders, Reidar Visser, 2011-01-17
  10. ^ Murky Candidacy Stokes Iraq’s Sectarian Fears
  11. ^ "Iraq: Turkey troops near Mosul violating international law". Al Arabiya News. 2015-12-05. Retrieved 2015-12-05.