Monday, March 03, 2008

Kurdish Intel Chief Arrested?

By Cernig

Via Michael Rubin at NRO, of all people, comes a rumor and more than a rumor that Masrour Barzani, intelligence chief for the Iraqi Kurdish semi-autonoumous region and son of the region's president, has been arrested in Vienna on charges that he and his bodyguards assaulted and beat "a leading Kurdish critic of corruption in the Kurdistan Regional Government".

Rubin notes that Barzani the Younger hasn't been seen in public in weeks and that the Austrian press is reporting the arrest.

Nice people we're keeping as friends, eh?

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