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Iraq executes Saudi prisoner ‘for terrorism’

ARAR: Iraqi authorities executed Saudi prisoner Abdullah Mahmous Sydat last Sunday.
Sydat was being held in Al-Nasiryah Prison, south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
According to Al-Riyadh newspaper, the Iraqi Ministry of Justice pronounced the death sentence for Sydat after convicting him of terrorism.
According to the newspaper, the Iraqi ministry notified the Saudi Embassy in Bagdad of the conviction and actual execution of Sydat a few days ago. Sources confirmed, however, that the execution was carried out on Sunday, March 6 and that the embassy was only notified of the decision after the execution took place.
The sources added that the Saudi prisoner was executed along with a number of other Iraqi prisoners.
The family of the prisoner said they were notified about his execution on Thursday by the Iraqi Ministry of Justice, but were not given any further details.
Sydat left the Kingdom for Iraq in 2007 and was arrested on charges of terrorism during his time there. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison, which was later upgraded to the death sentence.
The man, who has two children, had asked that he be buried in Madinah.

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