In two years 236 convicts hanged in Iraq
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.