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Hashemi’s trial date set

Raman Brusk reports for AKnews:

The Independent Supreme Judiciary Council of Iraq has set May 3 for the first trail session of Iraqi Vice President Tareq Hashemi, who is accused of terrorism charges.

Council spokesman Abdul-Sattar Beiraqdar said the Central Criminal Court will investigate the case of Hashemi and his secretary and son-in-law Ahmed Qahtan.

It will be a public trial and will be held in the absence of Hashemi and Qahtan if need be.

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