Court sentences murderer of Hisham Al-Hashemi to death

A poster depicting former government adviser Hisham al Hashemi, who was killed by gunmen is seen at the Tahrir Square in Baghdad, Iraq on July 8, 2020. (Reuters photo)

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — A court in Baghdad on Sunday sentenced the murderer of Iraqi security expert and advisor Hisham Al-Hashemi to death. 

The man who was charged with the assassination of Hashemi has been sentenced to death by a verdict issued by Rasafa Criminal Court earlier today, the state-run news agency INA confirmed.

47-year-old National security expert Hashemi who also worked as a journalist and then-Prime Minister of Iraq Mustafa Al-Kadhimi’s advisor was gunned down on July 2020.

He was shot by three gunmen outside his home in east Baghdad.

Multiple suspects were arrested a year later over the incident.

Killing of activists is pervasive in Iraq, with many blaming militia groups in the country.

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