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Hashemi: I will not admit virtue of execution issued by a judicial authority is corrupt
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Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi in the Turkish capital of Ankara


Challenged Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi, the death sentence issued against him the Central Criminal Court in Baghdad on Sunday. He said he was innocent of the charges against him of involvement in armed attacks. Hashemi said in a press conference held in the Turkish capital Ankara on Monday that he would not recognize the decision "unjust and politically motivated" stands behind Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. He noted that he had expected a death sentence since the beginning of the trial sessions. described Hashemi eliminate that ruler in absentia "corrupt and incompetent," and it is subject to the will and the tyranny of al-Maliki. And declared his willingness to appear before an independent judicial authority to defend himself. called Iraqi Vice President of the United Nations and the international community to make up for a human rights in his country. He said that Iraq is suffering from oppression and injustice "unprecedented." The Central Criminal Court of Iraq has issued Sunday sentenced in absentia to death by hanging to death right Hashemi resident in Turkey and his brother Ahmed Qahtan. The verdict came after a court convicted al-Hashemi, Qahtan in two first killing Attorney Suha al-Khafaji, and the second killing of a student Balasim and his wife, while he was acquitted of third issue related to the assassination of Brigadier General Ibrahim Salih Mahdi and his wife for lack of evidence. declared the Iraqi list that is considered Hashemi one of its non-recognition by virtue of penalty absentee was considered politically privileged. said the head of the list in Iraqi Council of Representatives Salman Jumaili in a statement that the investigation procedures were not properly or in accordance with the law, adding that the defendants were not given the opportunity to appear before the court are not subject to executive influence. He accused the judiciary described by the same date associated with iPods former regime that it has become pliable tool in the hands of the executive branch.