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Former Iraqi culture minister sentenced to seven years in prison

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A former Iraqi minister has been sentenced to seven years in jail over alleged corruption during his time in the office, an Iraqi source was quoted saying.

In remarks, the source said the Asaad al-Hashemi, former culture minister who belonged to the Islamic Party, was sentenced to seven years in prison.

The Department of Investigation of the Integrity Commission of Iraq, according to the source, issued the improvement for alleged "malicious damage to the funds and interests of the body where he worked," news reports said.

The minister was sentenced to prison over ordering to disarm weapons without a convincing reason.

Last Modified: Monday، 27 May 2019 05:35 PM
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