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Wichitan’s Nephew Facing Execution In Iraq

Associated Press - July 9, 2013 10:19 am

A Wichita man says he’s doing all he can to save his nephew from execution in Iraq.

Musadik Mahdi, a Wichita aerospace engineer, says he fears his efforts will be in vain because his nephew is being held at a prison where executions happen on a whim.

His nephew, Osama Jamal ‘Abdallah Mahdi, was sentenced to death after an Iraqi army officer was killed in an explosion. Musadik Mahdi says his nephew confessed to a crime he didn’t commit after being tortured.

Amnesty International has taken up the Mahdi case after verifying that he had been tortured.

And his uncle says he has appealed to the Iraqi president, parliament, prime minister and human rights minister, with little success.

Associated Press Information from: The Wichita Eagle

Iggy p Daily

July 10, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Oh come on maybe he should go back to his country and do something about it. Who knows what this guy was into or what group or groups he belonged to. This story should never have been put on here. especially after 911.

Bronson Waite

July 11, 2013 at 12:49 am

Go back to his country? What if that Wichita guy is an American citizen? Telling him go back to his country where he already is resided in does not make any sense. Just because he have Muslim name does not make him a foreigner. Think about it…

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