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Condenado en Irak un ciudadano kurdo por difamar a un líder político

Un año y medio de cárcel por acusar a un partido y a un líder político de corrupción y abuso de poder. Un representante kurdo ha señalado que quizás va siendo hora de revisar algunas leyes. Sí, más bien.

An Iraqi-born Kurd with Austrian citizenship was sentenced to a year and a half in prison Sunday for defaming a Kurdish leader, in a case that has raised questions about press freedoms in postwar Iraq.

Kamal Kadir Karim was arrested in October after writing articles that accused Massoud Barzani and his Kurdistan Democratic Party of corruption and abuse of power. Karim was convicted by a state security court in Irbil after an hour-long trial Dec. 19. He was originally sentenced to 30 years in prison but was retried. (...)

A Kurdish representative to the United States said Karim would probably be pardoned.

"Maybe it's time to revise certain laws," Qubad Talabani told CNN. "We are an emerging democracy. . . . We need to improve our institutions."

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