Fugitive Iraq VP rejects murder conviction

AFP
AFP
Iraqi Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi enters a vehicle after meeting Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu

Iraqi fugitive Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi waves to reporters after meeting Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Ankara. Hashemi has rejected his murder conviction and death sentence and ruled out returning home until he is guaranteed "security and a fair trial".

Iraq's fugitive Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi Monday rejected his murder conviction and death sentence and ruled out returning home until he is guaranteed "security and a fair trial".

"I am not going regardless of the time (limit). All I need is security, a fair court," Hashemi said in Ankara after the Iraqi court, which tried him in absentia, demanded Sunday his return to the country within in 30 days.

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