The Central Criminal Court of Federal Presidency of Baghdad/Rusafa Appeal Court issued a sentence to death by hanging against a convicted who killed a Christian pastor after kidnapping him in Mosul.
"The Central Criminal Court tried the case of a terrorist who killed a Christian pastor and sentenced him to death. " the official spokesman of Supreme Judicial Council, Judge Abdul Sattar Berqdar, said.
Berqdar added that the three vehicles intercepted the victim motorcade. They shot his car, killed his guards, kidnapped him and then bargained the church to pay $(50,000) to release him but the church didn't pay the ransom.
Continuing that the sentence is in accordance with Article 4 of Anti-Terrorism Act.