In two years 236 con­victs hanged in Iraq

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

De­spite the pres­sure by the in­ter­na­tional hu­man right or­ga­ni­za­tions, the Iraqi gov­ern­ment con­tin­ues to ex­e­cute and hang con­victs. Statis­tics show that a to­tal of 236 ex­e­cu­tion sen­tences have been im­ple­mented dur­ing the last two years.

A re­port by the Higher Com­mis­sion for Hu­man Rights in Iraq con­firms that the Iraqi gov­ern­ment hanged 169 con­victs in 2013 who had been sen­tenced to death by var­i­ous Iraqi courts. In 2014, the num­ber of ex­e­cu­tions was 67.

The re­port also states that there are 720 more con­victs who have been sen­tenced to death and are await­ing ex­e­cu­tion.

Ma­jor­ity of the cases are re­lated to ter­ror, and the Com­mis­sion calls for lim­it­ing death sen­tences to ter­ror cases.

The Com­mis­sion also states in the re­port that the ex- pres­i­dent, Mr. Jalal Tal­a­bani, did not use to sign ex­e­cu­tion or­ders and hence the Prime Min­is­ter was as­signed to do that. But the new or­ders now are signed by the new Pres­i­dent Mr. Fuad Mas­soum.

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