‘Living nightmare’: family of Australian businessman arrested in Iraq say he was caught in ‘trap’

‘Living nightmare’: family of Australian businessman arrested in Iraq say he was caught in ‘trap’

The Guardian

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Family of Robert Pether say they don’t know what he was charged with or his whereabouts and are frustrated by Australia’s slow and secretive response

The family of an Australian businessman arrested in Iraq during a “trap” laid by the country’s central bank say they are enduring a “living nightmare” and are frustrated by Australia’s slow and secretive response.

Mechanical engineer Robert Pether, 46, was arrested in Baghdad roughly three weeks ago, after travelling to Iraq from Dubai to attempt to restart work on the construction of a new headquarters for the Central Bank of Iraq.

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