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Iraq executes seven men convicted on ‘terror’ charges

By Rudaw 11/9/2018
A handout picture released by the Iraqi Justice Ministry on June 29, 2018 shows blindfolded ISIS members who were executed in June. File photo: handout via AFP
A handout picture released by the Iraqi Justice Ministry on June 29, 2018 shows blindfolded ISIS members who were executed in June. File photo: handout via AFP
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Iraq executed seven men convicted of “terrorism” in Dhi Qar province on Monday. 

“All those executed today fell into the category of the anti-terror law and they were members of ISIS,” read a statement issued by the Ministry of Justice on Monday. 

The bodies of the seven men who were hanged were handed over to the state hospital’s morgue, said head of Dhi Qar’s health ministry Dr. Abdel Hassan al-Jabri, AFP reported. 

Iraq is one of the five nations worldwide that carry out the most executions, according to Amnesty International. It follows China, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. 

In June, Iraq executed 12 convicted terrorists by order of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi after the government came under public pressure to take action against ISIS militants who have remained a major security threat in areas south of Kirkuk and claimed responsibility for killing eight civilians. 

The Ministry of Justice said it carries out the death sentences after the completion of due process.

“The Ministry of Justice stresses that it carries out its legal duties and giving out justice to criminals who have been convicted and will continue fighting corruption and the corrupt in coordination with all other institutions,” read the statement. 

Comments

 
Azad | 11/9/2018
This is disgusting. The middle east used to be a region at the forefront of sciencetific exploration. Algebra, Algorithm and so much more. This was many HUNDREDS of years ago. Imagine how ashamed our ancestors would be. Now it's all blood, suffering and destruction. There is a culture of violence. These executions only add to that. Many executed are innocent, some are guilty. Even guilty should not be executed because it only adds to the culture of violence. Once executing evil people is normal, it will ALWAYS spread to innocent people and the culture created will lead to all kinds of people being killed from toddlers to elderly. End this madness. For the really bad guys (like ISIS, Maliki or Abadi) put them in a room with a toilet and throw them some food and water every day and let them go insane for the rest of their lives. Killing them will only add to a culture of violence that has destroyed all of the middle east.
iraqi baklava ministry | 11/9/2018
iraqi justice ministry?? the same lads running fruit stands and halal shops in stockwell?

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