Pressure grows on Foreign Office to help free Briton facing death penalty in Iraq

More than 95,000 sign petition urging the release of geologist Jim Fitton, detained over artefact smuggling allegations

Ministers are under increasing pressure to help free a retired British geologist at risk of facing the death penalty in Iraq over smuggling allegations.

A petition urging the release of father-of-two Jim Fitton, 66, has received more than 95,000 signatures in the three days since it was launched.

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Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, Geology, Middle East and north Africa, Iraq, Foreign policy, UK news UK news | The Guardian

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