And life imprisonment

Death penalty for killers of two children in Baghdad

BAGHDAD, September 24 — The Criminal Court of Al-Karkh in Baghdad issued a verdict on Sunday, sentencing the killers of two children, Aya and Fatima, to death, in addition to imposing life imprisonment for the accused who kidnapped and murdered the girls, as well as extorting their families for substantial sums of money.

According to a statement from the Judiciary Media, received by Network 964:

“The Criminal Court of Al-Karkh has issued verdicts, sentencing three convicted individuals to death and life imprisonment for their involvement in the abduction and murder of two children, Aya and Fatima, and for extorting large sums of money from their families in the Al-Shaab neighborhood of Ur.

The statement further explained that “the court issued death sentences against two convicts for the murder of the victims after restraining and placing them in a bag, resulting in their deaths.”

Additionally, another convict received a life imprisonment sentence for his complicity in concealing the perpetrators in his residence and failing to report the kidnapping and murder to the security authorities, despite his knowledge of the crime.

The verdicts against the convicted individuals were issued in accordance with the provisions of Article 4/1 and by virtue of Article 2/8 of the Anti-Terrorism Law for the first two convicts. The third convict’s sentence was issued in accordance with the provisions of Article 4/2 of the Anti-Terrorism Law.”