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Iraqi Court Postpones Smuggling Case Against Briton, German

Volker Waldmann, right, and Jim Fitton, center, walk to a courtroom in Baghdad, Iraq, May 22. 

Volker Waldmann, right, and Jim Fitton, center, walk to a courtroom in Baghdad, Iraq, May 22. 

Photographer: Hadi Mizban/AP Photo

Baghdad (AP) -- An Iraqi court Sunday postponed the trial of two European tourists charged with antiquities smuggling after their lawyers argued more information was needed about the ancient shards found in their possession.

The defense team for German national Volker Waldman filed a motion in court saying there was insufficient information about the value of the pieces Iraqi officials found on him. He was charged alongside Jim Fitton, 66, a retired British geologist.