One Iranian kidnapped in Iraq, death penalty law restored
Iraq-Iran, Politics, 8/9/2004
Iran has warned its citizens from the danger of visiting the holy Shiite shrines in Iraq and asked Baghdad to stop giving them entry visas.
This warning comes after the confirmation made by the government TV on the kidnapping of Iran's consul in Karbala.
Also concerning kidnapping in Iraq, the company where the seven kidnapped truck drivers in Iraq work announced that the hope to release them shortly has diminished after the kidnappers asked for new demands.
The spokeswoman for " the Kuwait and the Gulf league for Transport" did not explain the new demand set by the kidnappers who are holding three Indians, three Kenyans and one Egyptian. She added that negotiations are continuous through the Iraqi mediator Sheikh Hisham al-Deilimi, stressing optimism even in this difficult conditions.
In another development, the secretary of the Iraqi ministry of Justice Busho Ibrahim said that death penalty has been restored back in Iraq against what he described as criminals who are convicted of killing crimes and persons who threaten the country's security and drug traffickers.
Several members of the Iraqi government considered that reactivating this penalty comes to impose security and stability. The Iraqi minister of state Adnan al-Janabi said that this law is applicable on the one who commits crimes being Iraqi or not.
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