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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 01:19 PM
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Ex-Iraqi lawmaker sentenced to death for killings
Source: Reuters

BAGHDAD, Jan 25 (Reuters) - A court in Baghdad sentenced a former Iraqi lawmaker to death in absentia for a series of sectarian murders, including a 2007 suicide attack in parliament, a government spokesman said on Monday.

Mohammed al-Daini, a Sunni Arab politician, denied the charges that surfaced almost a year ago that he ordered car bombings, mortar attacks and mass murders during the height of the sectarian violence that followed the U.S.-led invasion.

Daini later disappeared and was captured in October trying to use a fake passport at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, according to the government.

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Daini, whose parliamentary immunity was lifted last year, said his guards' purported confessions were extracted by force.

Iraqi court officials were not available to confirm the sentence.

Daini was a member of the National Dialogue Front, whose leader Saleh al-Mutlaq is at the centre of a political storm triggered by a government panel's decision to bar about 500 candidates from Iraq's March elections for alleged ties to Saddam Hussein's outlawed Baath party.

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Arctic Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 01:22 PM
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1. If this guy is guilty, so is everyone else.
What a crock to blame one guy when our military killed just as many people if not more then this guy.
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Mithreal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 01:35 PM
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3. He played for the wrong team though.
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Arctic Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 01:43 PM
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4. If he hangs I would like to see them all hang, no matter who's team they were on.
I would love to see the pictures of a US army captains face when a bunch of armed people bust in their doors. Let the hilarity ensue.
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Mithreal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 01:34 PM
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2. delete
Edited on Mon Jan-25-10 01:35 PM by Mithreal
misplaced
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Zoeisright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 01:43 PM
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5. Meanwhile, Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld/Powell skate.
They killed scores more based on a bald-faced lie, and they are rich and free.
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