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Damascus: Military tribunal confirms verdict against Barzanî Kerro

KURDWATCH, June 24, 2010—On June 20, 2010, the military tribunal in Damascus confirmed its March 14, 2010 verdict against Barzanî Kerro. Kerro was sentenced to five years imprisonment pursuant to Article 267 of the Criminal Code. Due to mitigating circumstances the penalty was reduced to two and a half years. Additionally Kerro’s civil rights were revoked. His attorney subsequently filed an appeal against the decision with the appellate court in Damascus. This was granted and the case was referred back to the military tribunal in Damascus for a new decision. Kerro’s attorney announced that he will also file an appeal against the confirmation of the verdict. [Further information on the case]

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