Briton sentenced to 15 years in Iraq for smuggling artifacts

An Iraqi court sentenced a British man to 15 years in prison on Monday for trying to smuggle ancient artifacts out of the country, a Reuters reporter and judicial sources said.

Iraqi authorities had arrested James Fitton, 66, at Baghdad International Airport in March for carrying small fragments of ancient pottery in his baggage.

A German man arrested alongside Fitton, Wolker Waldmann, was acquitted of the same charges.

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