Baghdad The Legal Expert, Ali Al-Tamimi, affirmed the right of Iraq to participate in verifying the validity of the certificates taking place in Lebanon in accordance with Articles 6 and 9 of the Iraqi Penal Code.
He said in a statement that: These crimes, if true, affect Iraqi internal security and have an extension inside it, especially since these charges are legally adapted to Article 289/298 of the Iraqi Penal Code, which is forgery and the penalty for which is 15 years imprisonment.
Al-Tamimi added that: If the investigation proves that these certificates are not true, then Iraq has the right to take legal measures against counterfeiters inside Iraq, and it can request the authenticity of the issuance of these certificates to ensure their authenticity or not.
He added that, according to the answer, legal measures will be taken against the perpetrators of these crimes.
He explained that: Who has the right to request an investigation, it is the Ministry of Higher Education, the Integrity Commission and the Public Prosecution.
The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research had issued an official decision to suspend studies in the following three Lebanese universities: (Modern University of Management and Science, Islamic University of Lebanon, and University of Jinan) for not complying with the standards of scientific sobriety in accordance with a law based on the equivalence of Arab and foreign certificates and degrees.
Private Lebanese universities have exceeded the internationally recognized number of graduate studies seats, as they exceeded 27 thousand Iraqi seats.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency