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An Iraqi court has overturned a conviction and 15-year prison sentence given to a British pensioner last month for smuggling antiquities, a British lawyer said.
charged under the article “deliberate removal or attempted removal of antiques from Iraq”, the maximum punishment for which under the legislation of the country is the death penalty by hanging.
client will be released”, — lawyer Thayer Saud told reporters.
Fitton appeared in court along with German citizen Volker Waldmann, who was acquitted during the process. At the trial, both foreigners pleaded not guilty.
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