Practice Relating to Rule 107. Spies
Iraq’s Penal Code (1969), taking into account amendments up to 1982, states:
The following persons are punishable by life imprisonment:
(1) Any person who obtains by any means anything that is considered to be secret in respect of the defence of the State with intent to disrupt the defence of the State to the advantage of a foreign country or disclose such secret to that foreign country or to a person working on its behalf.
(2) Any person who hands over or discloses such secrets to a foreign country or to a person working on its behalf.
The penalty will be death if the offender is a public official or if the offence is committed in time of war or if the foreign country is hostile.