Family of man at risk of execution in Iraq say Foreign Office is not helping

Jim Fitton was arrested at Baghdad airport and accused of taking fragments of pottery from an ancient site

The family of a British man who has been detained in Iraq for more than six weeks and faces execution for collecting fragments of pottery at an ancient site has accused British ministers of abandoning him and expressed concern over the conditions he is being held in.

Jim Fitton, 66, who was on an organised geology and archaeology trip, was arrested at Baghdad airport as he tried to fly out on suspicion of smuggling after pieces of pottery he had been assured by guides were worthless were found in his luggage.

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