Sunni Arabs continue constitution committee boycott

[JURIST] Following the deaths by gunfire of two prominent Sunnis [JURIST report] involved in the constitution drafting process earlier this week, Sunni Arabs decided Thursday to continue boycotting the drafting committee, putting in jeopardy the August deadline set for the constitution's completion [JURIST report]. Sunni committee member Kamal Hamdoun said the boycott would continue pending an international investigation into the Tuesday killings and until a greater role for Sunnis in drafting the constitution is provided. Hamdoun also called for the withdrawal of a statement by committee chairman Humam Hammoudi [JURIST report] made Wednesday, setting the completion date for the final draft for the end of July. AP has more.

 

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