Iraqi Former Minister Jailed

By John Lee.

An Iraqi court has sentenced Riyadh Abdul Hamza Abdul Razaq, ex-Minister of Municipalities and Labour, and Hashem Abdul Zahra Aziz, a director of the Ministry, to two years in prison in relation to a "breach of contract" in the supply and installation of 17 asphalt factories.

The contract, signed in 2007, was valued at $25 million.

(Source: Supreme Judicial Council)

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