IRAQ: DEATH SENTENCE FOR BAGHDAD BOMBERS
February 20, 2012: Three brothers and a fourth man are to hang for a March 2007 car bombing in Baghdad that killed six people and wounded seven, a statement released by the Higher Judicial Council said.
Iraq has executed at least 65 people so far this year, close to the total of 68 for all of 2011.
âThe central criminal court of Iraq issued sentences of death by hanging for three brothers and another defendant involved with them in blowing up a car bomb in the Bayaa area,â the statement said.
The defendants, who were identified only by their initials, admitted to belonging to al-Qaeda and carrying out the Bayaa bombing, in addition to being involved in other attacks, it said. (Sources: AFP, 20/02/2012)