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.
al-Zamili was deputy minister during the height of the sectarian conflict in Iraq. Whilst he was at the ministry, he was accused of running death squads that used ambulances and hospitals to kidnap and murder Sunni Arabs. He was arrested in February 2007, accusing of funneling money to private militias. 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. He was cleared of all charges when key witnesses failed to show up after facing alleged intimidation.
Member of parliamentEdit
He was listed fifteenth on the list of the Iraqi National Alliance slate for the 2010 Iraqi parliamentary election. He was elected and in January 2011 was appointed to the security committee. Zamili is currently the head of Parliament's security and defense committee.
- See Civil war in Iraq for more details
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