IRAQ: 62 AL QAEDA MEN GET DEATH SENTENCE
May 18, 2010: an Iraqi court awarded death sentence to 62 people linked to Al Qaeda and different prison terms, including life imprisonment, to 130 others, Xinhua reported. The court which held the men guilty of killings and bombings is located in Anbar province.
Some senior leaders of the al-Qaida organization and leaders of other insurgent groups were among those who received death sentences.
Many of the 130 convicts were either fighters of al-Qaida group or involved in assisting the group to carry out deadly attacks.
All the convicts were residents of Anbar province. (Sources: Thaindian.com, 18/05/2010)