Iraq central court announces conviction of 35 suspected insurgents




 
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Iraq central court announces conviction of 35 suspected insurgents
 
September 21st, 2006  
Team Infidel
 
 

Topic: Iraq central court announces conviction of 35 suspected insurgents


Iraq central court announces conviction of 35 suspected insurgents
Media: The Associated Press
Byline: n/a
Date: 21 September 2006

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BAGHDAD, Iraq_Iraq's Central Criminal Court said Thursday it had convicted
35 suspected insurgents on a wide variety of crimes, including a man
captured wearing a vest of plastic explosives and ball bearings.

The would-be suicide bomber, Mohammed Ali Khuder, was given a sentence of
life in prison after being found guilty of illegal weapons violations. It
was the highest in the range of sentences handed down in the convictions
before the court between Sept. 1 and 7.

Farouqh Omar Felayeh Hassan was also found guilty of the same charge and
given life in prison after being captured outside a house where coalition
forces found rockets, mortars, small arms and ammunition, and a camcorder
with a video of U.S. Bradley vehicles conducting patrols.

Most convictions were for lesser weapons violations, while other sentences
included 15 years to a man convicted of illegally entering Iraq, and another
who got two years for not possessing a valid resident identity card.

To date, the central court has held 1,484 trials of people suspected of
anti-Iraqi and anti-coalition activity, resulting in 1,287 convictions with
sentences up to death.
 


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