AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE
Wednesday 17 October 2012
Last Update 17 October 2012 5:29 am
BAGHDAD: Iraq’s former electoral chief Faraj Haidari said an appeals court yesterday reversed a corruption conviction and one-year prison sentence against him and two other senior officials.
“We were informed by the judiciary that the federal appeals court has cancelled the verdict, and all the measures that were taken against us,” Haidari told AFP.
“This is a final decision, which was issued by the highest judicial authority in the country.”
Judicial spokesman Abdelsattar Bayraqdar did not respond to multiple attempts by AFP to request comment, but a diplomat with knowledge of the case confirmed Haidari’s account.
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