Iraqi parliament seeks to amend antiquities protection law

14 Apr 2013 2:25 PM | Anonymous

Iraqi parliament seeks to amend antiquities protection law
 
2013-04-12 By Khalid al-Taie in Baghdad

 

The Iraqi parliamentary committee on tourism and antiquities recently prepared a new draft of a law that seeks to protect the country's antiquities and heritage, parliament members told Mawtani.

The draft proposes amending a number of criminal penalties in the current law (such as Law No. 55 of 2002), and creates mechanisms to preserve relics and historical sites in the face of theft, smuggling and trespassing.

Under the new draft of the law, "life imprisonment and large fines replace the death penalty for those found guilty of stealing and smuggling antiquities, or trading in them," said committee chairman Bakr Hama Siddiq.

http://mawtani.al-shorfa.com/en_GB/articles/iii/features/2013/04/12/features-01

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