Iraqi court hands out 62 death sentences in five months
An Iraqi court has sentenced a total of 62 people to death under the country's anti-terrorism law since the beginning of 2010, the Iraqi state run paper al-Sabah reported on Wednesday, DPA reported.
The decisions came from the federal court in the city of al-Anbar, around 200 kilometres west of the capital of Baghdad.
"The court also issued sentences ranging from five years to life in prison for 158 militants who cooperated with al-Qaeda," said Bahaa al-Qaisi, head of al-Anbar police.
In addition, the court has sentenced seven people, including an Iranian national, to periods ranging between five and fifteen years in prison for drug trafficking.