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Finnish Court Sentences Iraqi Man In War Crime Case

A Finnish court has handed down a 16-month suspended sentence to an Iraqi man in a war crime case.

The court in Tampere found on March 18 Jebbar Salman Ammar guilty of desecrating the corpse of a deceased enemy fighter in Iraq in June 2014.

The 29-year-old had posted three pictures of himself and a decapitated head of a man on his open Facebook page.

Prosecutors had sought a two-year prison sentence.

Ammar had arrived to Finland about six months ago and was detained in November.

A trial in another Finnish court opens next week against an Iraqi man suspected of war crimes.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP