Sign In / Up

Add contribution as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Comment as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Login

Not a member Register   Forgot Password
or connect using
 

Email

 

Rudaw

Turkey

Fuad Masum approves execution verdicts for a number of 'convicts'

By Rudaw 11/7/2018
A picture taken on July 6, 2018 shows an Iraqi sunset by the Kut Dam, southeast of the capital Baghdad. Photo: Ahmad al-Rubaye | AFP
A picture taken on July 6, 2018 shows an Iraqi sunset by the Kut Dam, southeast of the capital Baghdad. Photo: Ahmad al-Rubaye | AFP
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Iraqi President Fuad Masum approved Wednesday the execution order of a number of prisoners "who are convicted of dangerous crimes and terrorist crimes and targeted the lives of innocent people." 

The exact numbers of those sentenced to die, nor their exact crimes, or identities were revealed.

"The verdict has been sent to relevant executive authorities to implement it," read a statement from his office, adding that "the issuance of the verdict came after a special committee studied the files of the convicted."

The president's office also stated that their efforts continue to study the files of other convicted people.

There has been growing unrest over instability and a lack of security in many parts of the country. 


Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi decreed the executions of “12 convicted terrorists” on June 28, who were executed the following day at al-Nasiryah Prison.

Iraq is yet to form a new government. The term of the current government ended in June, but was extended by a vote in parliament.

Iraq is holding at least 19,000 people accused of ties to ISIS or other terror-related charges, Associated Press reported this spring after an investigation. 

Tens of people have been executed this year so far after trials that international monitors have condemned as unfair.   

Be Part of Your Rudaw!

Share your stories, photos and videos with Rudaw, and quite possibly the world.

What You Say

Pakistani | 2/16/2019 3:28:42 AM
Turkey is a terrorist state , has been killing innocent Kurds for ages ....
parasitePKK | 2/17/2019 3:54:11 AM
As long as the PKK is there Turkey has the right to defend themselves. PKK is a parasite against the Kurds.
Kurdish villagers driven off their mountainsides by Turkish airstrikes
| 15/2/2019 | (2)
josfe | 2/14/2019 4:59:43 AM
And this man is a graduate with masters ? A college kid would be more objektive and wouldnt let his own opinion shine through.
David | 2/17/2019 1:36:54 AM
Solid analysis and proposal!
Rojava and Turkey: A classic case in colonialism
| 13/2/2019 | (5)
guest2002 | 2/15/2019 8:20:41 PM
The attack was on armed forces . Since when that is called terrorism??? Mollas ruling Iran have terrified Iranians for 40 years now. They kill...
Erbilguy | 2/17/2019 1:17:06 AM
@guest2002 So Isis beheading peshmergas was not terrorism?
United Nations encourages states to help Iran after terror attack killed 27
| 15/2/2019 | (8)
Dutchman | 2/16/2019 11:33:33 PM
Macron is right. When Putin talks about an "inter-Syrian political dialogue" he means that Assad and his Alawit minority regime stays in power with...
Macron, Putin weigh ‘deteriorated’ situation in Syria
| 16/2/2019 | (1)

Elsewhere on Rudaw

Women dominate leadership of Kurdistan Region parliament 7 hours ago |

Women dominate leadership of Kurdistan Region parliament

"It is a pride for all Kurds to have a woman as more
EU states mixed on Trump demand to take back IS fighters 8 hours ago |

EU states mixed on Trump demand to take back IS fighters

“It is certainly not as easy as they think in more
Erdogan sheds crocodile tears for European Union 8 hours ago |

Erdogan sheds crocodile tears for European Union

Erdogan and his party stalwarts lost all interest more
0.594 seconds