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Iraq convicts British pensioner after 15-minute hearing

Headline Title:  Iraq convicts British pensioner after 15-minute hearing 30 July 2012 Amnesty International has condemned the trial in Iraq of a 70-year-old British man who has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after a hearing that lasted only 15 minutes. Ramze Shihab Ahmed, a dual Iraqi-UK national who has lived in the UK since 2002, was sentenced by a court in Baghdad on 20 June after being found guilty of “funding terrorist groups”. Amnesty International has obtained and examined court documents and said it believes the trial proceedings were “grossly unfair”.At his trial, the…

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