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BREAKING: Fugitive Iraqi VP Tareq Al-Hashemi sentenced to death

AFP , Sunday 9 Sep 2012
Tareq al-Hashemi
Iraqi fugitive Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi (Photo:AP)
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An Iraqi judge on Sunday sentenced fugitive Vice President Tareq Al-Hashemi to death by hanging for the murder of a lawyer and a brigadier general, an AFP correspondent reported.

His secretary and son-in-law Ahmed Qahtan was also sentenced to die.

The trial, which began in May, covered the first of around 150 charges levelled against Hashemi and his bodyguards.

Hashemi was tried in absentia. A statement posted on his website on 10 August said he was in Doha, Qatar. He fled to Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region when the charges were made in December, as US troops were pulling out of the country.

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19-10-2013 09:43pm
Dr hashemi is a victim of Iranian regime in Iraq, Maliki is a poppet of mullahs. his guard was under torture behind recognition per his family to testify against Dr. Hashemi. he is against the corruption and dictatorship in Iraq and that's why being attack by murderer Maliki, he is an Iranian Ghods agent trained 20 years in Iran. he is behind all the terror, crime and explosions in Iraq. shae on USA and UN to know about it and turned their face away to make deals with Iran and Iraq, shame
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