Iraq VP Tariq al-Hashemi rejects guilty verdict
11 September 2012 Last updated at 02:47 BST
Fugitive Iraqi Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi has rejected a guilty verdict and death sentence passed on him in absentia as "politically motivated".
In remarks at a press conference in neighbouring Turkey, he launched a stinging attack on the government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.
On Sunday, an Iraqi court found Hashemi guilty of running death squads.
James Reynolds reports.