P 171034Z NOV 06
FM AMEMBASSY BAGHDADTO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8051
S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 02 BAGHDAD 004270
SUBJECT: MOI INTERNAL AFFAIRS CHIEF SAYS HUMANRIGHTS IMPROVEMENT AT MOI
REF: BAGHDAD 00462
Classified By: DEPUTY POLCOUNS ROBERT GILCHRIST FOR REASONS 1.4 (b) and (d).
¶1. (S) Summary. Ministry of Interior Director for Internal Affairs Brigadier General Ahmed Taha al-Mosawi told EmbOffs November 8 that conditions for accountability had improved since Minister Bolani took office. Al-Mosawi, who in February complained to us that Minister Bayan Jabr rarely, if ever,responded to reports of MoI involvement in kidnappings and extrajudicial killings (ref), told us that the Ministry was taking small steps to hold accountable those who commit human rights abuses. Other high level officials such as Deputy Minister for Intelligence Hussein Ali Kamal and Deputy Minister for Polce Affairs Aiden Qader have remarked on the decrease of reports of abuse within MoI over the past few months, but are not yet confident about MoI's capability for accountability- readily pointing out as an example that those linked with the Jadriyah bunker continue to hold high positions in the Ministry. End Summary.