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Iraq: Further information on Imminent execution/possible death sentence

, Index number: MDE 14/004/2007

On 25 January the Trials Chamber of the Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal (SICT) convened to consider the Appeals Chamber's request to increase the sentence of life imprisonment against former vice-president Taha Yassin Ramadhan. However, for reasons that remain unclear, the session was postponed until 12 February. Taha Yassin Ramadhan remains at risk of being sentenced to death and executed.

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