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Al Qaeda leader's wife gets 20 years in prison

An Iraqi judicial spokesman says a court has sentenced the wife of a slain al Qaeda leader to 20 years in prison for terrorism-related charges.

world Updated: Jun 26, 2011 15:42 IST

An Iraqi judicial spokesman says a court has sentenced the wife of a slain al Qaeda leader to 20 years in prison for terrorism-related charges.

An Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council spokesman on Sunday said Hasna Ali Yahya, the Yemeni wife of Abu Ayyub al Masri, was convicted last Thursday.

Spokesman Abdul-Sattar Bayrkdar didn't give details on the charges, but a government official said she was convicted of facilitating correspondence between insurgents and preparing explosive-laden belts.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorised to release information.

She has been in custody since the April 2010 joint US-Iraqi north of Baghdad that killed al-Masri along with another prominent al-Qaeda in Iraq militant.