Christian politicians in Iraq are attempting to overturn legislation banning the import and sale of alcohol.
Customs officials were given orders on Saturday to enforce the ban that became law last month despite opposition.
The group, which has five seats in Iraq’s parliament, filed a lawsuit saying it was undemocratic.
Public alcohol consumption is frowned upon in Iraq, a predominantly Muslim country, but it can be bought at liquor stores or licensed bars.
The law, originally passed by parliament in 2016, prohibits the sale, import or production of alcohol – and only became official last month, seven years since it was passed.
It remains unclear how strictly the law could be enforced, and whether the country’s Federal Supreme Court will knock it back. END