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First session for ex-VP Hashemi begins in Iraq

BAGHDAD, May 15 (KUNA) -- The first session for the trial of former Vice President Tareq Al-Hashemi began here Tuesday with the charges being guiding and financing terrorist attacks.
The trial began with the court listening to witnesses account on three incidents where security officials were murdered upon alleged orders from HashEmi.
HashEmi is currently residing in Turkey which refuses to hand in the former Iraqi Vice President despite the INTERPOL issuing a "Red Notice" for his arrests. (end) ahh.gta KUNA 151352 May 12NNNN