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BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Five U.S. contractors detained inside Baghdad's Green Zone now face the Iraqi judicial system, which critics say is rife with problems.
The five were taken into custody early Wednesday in connection with the killing of another American contractor, James Kitterman, according to an Iraqi official involved in the investigation and another source with knowledge of the case.
A murder charge carries a potential death penalty in Iraq, and suspects can be detained indefinitely, according to the law -- "as long as necessary for the investigation to proceed until the examining magistrate or criminal court issues a decision on the case on completion of the preliminary or judicial investigation or the trial." Many Iraqi detainees are held for long periods without charges.
Originally posted by Jakes51
What goes around comes around. Jailed indefinitely and possible death sentence if convicted. I wonder if the US government is going to get in the middle of this. However, this has karma written all over this because the description of the Iraqi punishment is almost identical to the Guantanamo Bay punishment by the US against enemy combatants.