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Iraqi court upholds death sentence for terrorists in Baghdad church massacre

February 07, 2012

An Iraqi appeal court has confirmed a death sentence for three men who have been convicted of involvement in the October 2010 massacre of 52 people at a Catholic church in Baghdad.

The nation’s highest court upheld the call for execution of the three defendants, who are affiliated with a branch of Al Qaida. A presidential council must confirm the decision before the executions can take place.

The massacre at Our Lady of Salvation church in Baghdad, which left 75 wounded along with the 52 killed, was the single deadliest targeted assault on Christians in the past decade.


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