12 March 2019 :
An Iraqi court has sentenced three men to death by hanging over detonating an explosive charge at a Shiite religious shrine in Baghdad.
“The Central Criminal Court looked into the case of three defendants involved in bombing a Shiite shrine in Baghdad, an attack which left scores of visitors dead,” Al Madar News quoted the Supreme Judicial Council as saying in a press statement on 10 March 2019.
“The trio admitted forming a terrorist cell with the aim of targeting innocent people,” the statement read, adding that the death sentences handed down on the three men were issued pursuant to article no. 4 of the anti-terrorism law.