IRAQ: 4 SENTENCED TO HANG FOR DEADLY BANK ROBBERY
September 2, 2009: an Iraqi court sentenced four Iraqi security force members to death for killing eight police guards during a bank robbery.
Ahmad Khalaf, Ali Eidan, Basheer Khalid and Ali Ouda seized 3.8 million dollars in a raid on the Al-Rafidain bank on July 28. The men have 30 days in which to appeal. Four others were tried in absentia but were not sentenced. (Sources: Agence France Presse, 02/09/09)