BAGHDAD, June 21 (KUNA) -- The Iraqi Central Criminal Court on Thursday
handed down 16 death sentences including two of them against non-Iraqi Arabs,
a government statement said.
The two non-Iraqis sentenced to death included 23-year-old Ali Ahmad
Abdel-Wahed, a Libyan, and 28-year-old Fawaz Mekhlef Al-Qaedi, a Saudi, the
"The two were arrested in the Anbar province in February 2007 for
involvement in entering Iraq illegally and for involvement in terrorist
Six Iraqis were also sentenced to death for involvement in kidnapping and
torturing an Iraqi man and his son and killing the man's nephew.
The six held the man and his son near the Baghdad suburb of Azamiya after
demanding a ransom of USD 100,000 for their release.
Three other Iraqis received death sentences for kidnapping and torturing an
Iraqi man in the Western Anbar province.
Four others were sentenced to death for taking part in terrorist activities
including torturing and trying to kill an Iraqi doctor.
The same court sentenced to death 29-year-old Mohammad Ali Khorshid, the
leader of the Ansar Al-Sunna group in Baaqouba. He led a group of 50
insurgents and was involved in several bomb attacks against the authorities.
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