Iraq issues arrest warrant for vice president Hashemi

By REUTERS
December 19, 2011 19:37

BAGHDAD - Iraq has issued an arrest warrant for Sunni Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi, a senior security official said on Monday, after the government obtained confessions linking him to what the official described as terrorist activities.

Interior Ministry spokesman, Major General Adel Daham, told a news conference that confessions by suspects identified as Hashemi's bodyguards linked the vice president to suspected killings and attacks.

The arrest warrant was signed by five judges, Daham added.


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