Iraq tells Qatar to return fugitive VP Hashemi




 
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Iraq tells Qatar to return fugitive VP Hashemi
 
April 2nd, 2012  
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Iraq tells Qatar to return fugitive VP Hashemi
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Baghdad told Qatar on Monday to return fugitive Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi, whose case has fuelled political tensions that are threatening to upset Iraq's fragile sectarian balance. Hashemi, one of Iraq's top Sunni politicians, has been sheltering in the autonomous northern Kurdistan region after the Shi'ite-led central government issued an arrest warrant for him in December on charges he ran death squads. On Sunday, he left Iraqi Kurdistan to visit the predominantly Sunni Arab Gulf state of Qatar, which Iraq said was in breach of Iraqi law. ...




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