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Concerns mount as Sadr-Iran rift threatens further instability in Iraq

The Arab Weekly 24 Aug 2022
BAGHDAD - ... “There’s a political battle in Baghdad and we’re stuck in the middle,” said Walid Dahamat, a teacher in the poor southern town of Amarah and the brother of a local activist who was murdered by unidentified gunmen in 2019 ... The UAE sent officials to Tehran and Baghdad to quell tensions.
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Iraq court overturns verdict against Briton, orders release

Yahoo Daily News 27 Jul 2022
BAGHDAD (AP) — A retired British geologist sentenced to 15 years for antiquities smuggling in Iraq may soon go free after a Baghdad court overturned his conviction, his family and lawyer said on Tuesday. Baghdad's Court of Cassation, or appeals court, overturned the verdict ...
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Iraqi court acquits Briton jailed in antiquities case

The National 26 Jul 2022
He was stopped at Baghdad International Airport in early June, where officials accused him and a German citizen, Volker Waldmann, who was also on the tour, of stealing antiquities. Mr Waldmann was acquitted at a trial in Baghdad on June 6, but Mr Fitton was sentenced to 15 years in jail.
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Iraq to free Briton jailed in antiquities case: lawyer

Urdu Point 26 Jul 2022
Baghdad, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 26th Jul, 2022 ) .An Iraqi court has overturned the conviction and 15-year sentence handed to a British ...
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British man on trial in Baghdad may pay the price for Tony Blair’s war crimes

Free West Media 11 Jun 2022
Jim Fitton, 66, arrived at court in Baghdad and was given a 15-year sentence after being convicted of smuggling antiquities. Fitton, a British citizen was found to have artifacts in his bag, along with fellow traveler, Volker Waldmann, when they were attempting to leave Baghdad airport on March 20.
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British geologist sentenced to 15 years for smuggling Iraqi artefacts

Irish Independent 07 Jun 2022
The verdict handed down to retired geologist Jim Fitton, shocked the court in Baghdad, including his defence lawyer ... The judge, however, did not consider the lawyer’s arguments that laid out Fitton’s ignorance of Iraqi laws and the value of the items he picked up.
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British geologist jailed for 15 years in Iraq for smuggling artefacts

The Observer 06 Jun 2022
The verdict handed down to Jim Fitton, a retired geologist, shocked the court in Baghdad, including his defence lawyer ... “I thought the worst-case scenario would be one year, with suspension,” said Fitton’s lawyer Thair Soud ... The British diplomatic mission in Baghdad has not commented on its involvement in the case.
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Briton sentenced to 15 years in Iraq antiquities case

Urdu Point 06 Jun 2022
Baghdad, June 6 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 6th Jun, 2022 ) .An Iraqi court on Monday sentenced a British retiree to 15 years' prison for trying to smuggle antiquities out of the country, but acquitted his German co-accused ... Fitton's lawyer said that he would appeal.
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UK Geologist Sentenced to 15 Years in Iraq for Smuggling Artifacts - Reports

Urdu Point 06 Jun 2022
On March 20, 66-year-old UK geologist James Fitton and 60-year-old German psychologist Volker Waldmann were arrested in Baghdad airport while trying to smuggle 12 Sumerian archeological objects ... But on Monday, a Baghdad court sentenced him to 15 years in prison, while Waldmann was acquitted, Shafaq said.
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British man jailed for 15 years over smuggling artefacts in Iraq

Irish Independent 06 Jun 2022
The verdict handed down to retired geologist Jim Fitton shocked the court in Baghdad, including his ...
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Iraqi court postpones smuggling case against Briton, German

Springfield News-Sun 22 May 2022
BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi court Sunday postponed the trial of two European tourists charged with antiquities smuggling after their lawyers argued more information was needed about the ancient shards found in their possession ... Baghdad's felony court postponed the case until June 6.
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The world in brief

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 12 May 2022
BAGHDAD — A British national accused by Iraq of collecting small archaeological fragments will be tried next week on charges potentially punishable by death, his Baghdad lawyer said Wednesday ... Fitton will stand trial before Iraq’s Felony Court on May 15, his lawyer, Thair Soud, told reporters.
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British man found with ancient shards in Iraq to stand trial

Arab News 11 May 2022
BAGHDAD. A British national accused by Iraq of collecting small archaeological fragments will be tried next week on charges potentially punishable by death, his Baghdad lawyer said Wednesday ... Fitton will stand trial before Iraq’s Felony Court this Sunday, his lawyer, Thair Soud, told The Associated Press.
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British man found with ancient shards could be tried in Iraq

Gulf News 05 May 2022
Fitton’s family is urging the British government to help close the case before he goes to trial based on a proposal drafted by Fitton’s Baghdad lawyer ... Fitton’s Baghdad lawyer has already drafted a proposal under Iraqi law to have the case closed before a trial takes place but it ...
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British geologist who kept shards arrested in Iraq

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 05 May 2022
Fitton’s family is urging the British government to help close the case before he goes to trial, based on a proposal drafted by Fitton’s Baghdad lawyer ... Fitton’s Baghdad lawyer has already drafted a proposal under Iraqi law to have the case closed before a trial takes place, but ...

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