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Briton leaves Iraq after antiquities conviction quashed

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Jim Fitton, 66, was sentenced last month to 15 years in an Iraqi prison. A Baghdad appeals court overturned the conviction and last week ordered his release. Fitton has now been reunited with family in Malaysia, where he lives. His case drew international attention after he was convicted of picking up shards of pottery and other fragments from an ancient site.
2 months ago·London, United Kingdom

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A retired British geologist jailed in Iraq for antiquities smuggling has been freed and has left the country, his family said Sunday.

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Briton leaves Iraq after antiquities conviction quashed

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Briton leaves Iraq after antiquities conviction quashed

A retired British geologist jailed in Iraq for antiquities smuggling has been freed and has left the country, his family said Sunday.

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Briton leaves Iraq after antiquities conviction quashed

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Briton leaves Iraq after antiquities conviction quashed

LONDON (AP) — A retired British geologist jailed in Iraq for antiquities smuggling has been freed and has left the country. Jim Fitton was sentenced last month to 15 years in an Iraqi prison. A Baghdad appeals court overturned the conviction and last week ordered his release. He has now been reunited with family in Malaysia, where he lives. Son-in-law Sam Tasker said Fitton arrived at Kuala Lumpur airport on Friday, and the family was “absolutel…

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Briton leaves Iraq after antiquities conviction quashed

LONDON: A retired British geologist jailed in Iraq for antiquities smuggling has been freed and has left the country, his family said Sunday. Jim Fitton, 66, was sentenced in June to 15 years in an Iraqi prison. A Baghdad appeals court overturned the conviction and last week ordered his release. Fitton has now been reunited with family in Malaysia, where he lives. Son-in-law Sam Tasker said Fitton arrived at Kuala Lumpur airport on Friday, and t…

2 months ago·Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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