CAIRO (Kyodo) Iraqi authorities on Wednesday charged an Iraqi man in connection with the 2004 execution of a hostage Japanese backpacker, wrapping up their probe into the case.

But the Japanese Embassy in Baghdad said it has yet to be informed by the Iraqi justice authorities of the indictment of Hussein Fahmi Badr for the murder of Shosei Koda, who was found beheaded in Baghdad in October 2004.

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