November 1, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
The Central Criminal Court of Iraq (CCCI) on Thursday sentenced former Iraqi vice president Tariq al-Hashemi to death for the second time after he was convicted for his involvement in a plot to assassinate an interior ministry official. In particular, the Sunni ex-leader and his brother-in-law ...[read more]
September 9, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
Former Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi was sentenced to death after being convicted on three counts of murder on Sunday. The verdict was given in absentia because al-Hashemi has been in hiding since the arrest warrant was issued. Al-Hashemi, who is currently in Turkey to avoid trial in Iraq... ...[read more]
July 24, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
An Iraqi appeals court on Tuesday rejected a request by the defense counsel in the terror trial against the country's vice president Tariq al-Hashemi to call President Jalal Talabani to testify. The defense team, led by Muayad Obeid al-Ezzi, had requested the country's president to testify in the ...[read more]
December 26, 2011
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Vice president of Iraq Tariq al-Hashemi said Sunday that he will not return to Baghdad to stand trial on charges of inciting violence in the country. Al-Hashemi denies the charges and has moved to the Kurdish region of northern Iraq to avoid appearing at trial, which he claims will be biased ...[read more]
December 7, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Iraqi parliament on Sunday approved an amended version of a controversial election law. Iraqi lawmakers had reached an agreement last month, but amended the legislation in order to avoid a second veto from Sunni Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi. Al-Hashemi had vetoed a previous version of the ...[read more]
November 24, 2009
by David Manes
The Iraqi parliament approved a new election law following last Wednesday's veto of a similar bill by Sunni Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi. Al-Hashemi indicated that he plans to veto the bill a second time because it has not adequately addressed his concerns, including representation for Iraq... ...[read more]
November 18, 2009
by David Manes
Iraqi Sunni Arab Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi on Wednesday announced his veto of the first article of the recently passed election law at a press conference in Baghdad. Hashemi said further amendments are necessary before the law will be acceptable, specifically calling for increased ...[read more]
March 18, 2009
by Ximena Marinero
The Iraqi Cabinet urged the Presidency Council Tuesday to ratify death sentences against three former Saddam Hussein officials. The sentences have been delayed because two of the members, President Jalal Talabani and Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi, have opposed the sentences of Hashim al-Taie and ...[read more]
November 4, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
Iraqi Sunni Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi, one of two Iraqi vice presidents, called Tuesday for a national referendum on a proposed US-Iraqi Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA). The agreement, which has been the subject of protracted negotiations between Iraq and the US since May, would extend ...[read more]
March 19, 2008
by Alexis Unkovic
Iraq's Presidency Council Wednesday withdrew its objections to a provincial elections law detailing the relationship between Iraq's central and local governments. In a statement issued Wednesday, the three-member Presidency Council, comprised of Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, Vice President... ...[read more]

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