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.