Iraq sentences Palestinian to life in prison

The ruling said Khalil, in his early 50s, was an architect and also went by the name Abu Muhammad.

Iraq sentences Palestinian to life in prison

World Bulletin / News Desk

A U.S. citizen has been sentenced to life in prison by an Iraqi court, a copy of the ruling showed on Thursday.

Omar Rashad Khalil, who is of Palestinian origin, was arrested in 2010 and accused of helping finance and execute "insurgency" inside Iraq, according to the ruling, a copy of which was posted on the Interior Ministry website.

The ruling said Khalil, in his early 50s, was an architect and also went by the name Abu Muhammad. He was sentenced by Baghdad's central criminal court on Wednesday.

Government officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 04 Ekim 2012, 17:58
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