IRAQ: THREE MEN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR TERRORISM
June 28, 2012: Three men were sentenced to death in Iraq for masterminding a suicide bomb attack on the parliament building last November, Iraq's Supreme Judicial Council said.
The suicide bomber managed to drive into Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone on November 28 and blew himself up in the car park of parliament, killing one person and wounding six. The attack was claimed by al Qaeda's Iraqi affiliate, the Islamic State of Iraq.
"The central criminal court in Karkh (in central Baghdad) sentenced three people to death by hanging today after they were convicted of bombing the parliament building last year," the Council said in a statement. (Sources: Reuters, 28/07/2012)