Article 140 governmental delegation visits Sulaymaniya
08/01/2012 12:43:00
Sulaymaniya (NINA) – A governmental delegation in charge of implementation of Article 140 of the constitution starts a visit to Sulaymaniya City this week regarding the compensations of victims of the former regime.

Mahmoud Othman, Statistics Manager in Sulaymaniya, told NINA that the delegation is due to arrive this week in the city to provide the Kurdish side with new data about the terms and details of compensations to the displaced and victims of the former regime, adding that the Kurdish side will ask the delegation to open an office in Sulaymaniya.

An item in Article 140 states to compensate victims from 1968 until 2003 with 10 million dinars.

Article 140 of the constitution states that the authorities work on ending normalization, statistics, and conclude with a referendum in Kirkuk and the other disputed areas to specify these areas’ people’s willingness in no more than December 31st 2007, but, these procedures were not finished, a thing that created disagreement among Arabs and Turkmen who regard the Article as expired, while the Kurds insist on implementing it. /End/