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4 defendants sentenced to death over belonging to a terrorist group

4 defendants sentenced to death over belonging to a terrorist group

Diyala Criminal Court sentenced on Monday four defendants to death over accusations of their belonging to an outlawed group and committing terrorist acts in the province in 2007.

In a statement, Abdul Sattar Berqdar, a spokesperson for the Supreme Judicial Council of Iraq said that Diyala criminal court has heard the cases of the four defendants accused of belonging to Al-Qaeda terrorist group and committing horrific acts.

Berqdar added that those criminals have previously abducted and killed five members of a family in Diyala in 2007.

 

“The court ruling was issued pursuant to article 4/1 of the anti-terrorism law,”
Berqdar pointed out.

 

Iraq’s anti-terrorism law empowers courts to convict people who are believed to have helped jihadists even if they are not accused of carrying out attacks.

Last Modified: Monday، 30 July 2018 02:12 PM
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