Had the appeal dragged on until April, they’d have been barred from executing him under an Iraqi law that forbids the execution of people aged 70 and older.

Now that the sentence has been upheld, they’ve got 30 days to carry it out. An unnamed Iraqi official told AFP two weeks ago they’ll execute him “immediately at the very first opportunity” after the appellate decision is handed down, security permitting.

Sounds like we won’t find out about it until after it’s happened.