Iraqi President Fouad Massoum. AFP Photo.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Iraqi President Fouad Massoum on Sunday signed execution orders for offenders convicted of terrorist offenses, his spokesman announced.
Khalid Shwani, the official spokesman of Iraqi president, explained that this was the third batch of executions that Massoum had signed for terrorist offenses, but did not disclose how many were endorsed.
“Fouad Massoum, President of Iraq, signed the third waves of capital punishment,” Shwani said.
He added that the orders are for “all offenders who have been convicted of terror-related offenses.”
Shwani said that signing the orders mean that the death sentences imposed on the offenders now moves into the implementation stage.
He assured the Iraqi nation that the decisions came after a special committee had investigated the cases.
Last year, Shwani told Rudaw that from 2006 to 2015, Iraqi courts issued execution orders for 667 individuals, of whom 170 were convicted of terror-related offenses.