An Iraqi court sentenced the former governor of Nineveh Province to three years in prison on Thursday. Atheel Al-Nujaifi has also had all of his property confiscated for allegedly “communicating” and “collaborating” with Turkey, agencies have reported.
The court issued its ruling, said Anadolu, against the high-profile Sunni official, after a complaint filed by the Department of the Shia Waqf (Religious Endowment) in Iraq.
Al-Nujaifi, who is the brother of the current Iraqi Vice President Usama Al-Nujaifi, was sacked in 2015 by the Iraqi parliament after he was blamed, with others, for the fall of Mosul at the hands of Daesh. He was also issued with a travel ban.