Amnesty International condemns execution of 11 people in Iraq

Last Updated on April 26, 2024 4:07 am

Iraqi authorities have executed 11 people convicted under the ‘anti-terror law’. The country claims that they were hanged for ‘terrorism’. However, human rights organization ‘Amnesty International’ has condemned the matter citing a worrying lack of transparency.

According to Iraqi law, crimes of terrorism and assassination are punishable by death and death penalty decrees must be signed by the president.

A security source in the southern province of Dhikr said 11 Islamic State terrorists were executed by hanging in a prison in the city of Nasiriyah under the supervision of a team from the Ministry of Justice.

A local medical source confirmed that the health department has received the bodies of 11 people who were sentenced to death. They were hanged on Monday under the ‘anti-terror law’, the source said.

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