Fugitive Iraq VP rejects murder conviction

Iraq's fugitive Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi Monday rejected his murder conviction and death sentence and ruled out returning home until he is guaranteed "security and a fair trial".

"I am not going regardless of the time (limit). All I need is security, a fair court," Hashemi said in Ankara after the Iraqi court, which tried him in absentia, demanded Sunday his return to the country within in 30 days.

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