Posted 31.08.2012 07:26:57 UTC
Updated 31.08.2012 07:26:57 UTC
Charged with having orchestrated the terrorist attacks in Iraq,Hashimi rejects the accusations and insists the trail will not be fair.
Hashimi has made an assessment of the latest developments with a short time to go before the start of his trial in absentia.
Hashimi has said the accusations directed against him are unfounded and he does not expect a fair result from the trial on September 9 to be held in absentia.
He said he expected the United Nations and all non-governmental organizations committed to championing human rights to raise their voice to prevent the massacres very likely to happen in the near future in Iraq and noted that about 200 people accused of having committed the alleged crimes were going to be executed. He also said some 150 people had so far been hanged and there was unfortunately an ongoing massacre in his country.
Referring to his residence in Turkey making repercussions in Turkey-Iraq relations, Hashimi said he would never forget the massive and historic support he received from the Turkish people, the Turkish governmnet and the President and he was very pleased to be in Istanbul. Hashimi also said that he would not in the least want his presence in Turkey to be a problem of any kind for Turkey and if so he would certainly leave Turkey.