Wed. Jul 27th, 2022

IRAQI COURT OVERTURNS CONVICTION OF BRITISH GEOLOGIST.

An Iraqi Court has overturned the conviction of a British geologist, Jim Fitton wrongfully jailed for antiquities smuggling .

His lawyer Thaer Saoud told newsmen that the conviction of Fitton had been overturned by the Court of Cassation, adding that his client will soon be free .

 Mr. Fitton, from Somerset, was jailed for fifteen years after collecting stones and pottery shards  during a tour.

The appeal against his conviction was started more than a month ago.

Iraqi officials said the items could be considered archaeological pieces as they date back more than two hundred years.

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