Iraq executes 21 people for terrorism offenses
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||28 August 2012|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Iraq executes 21 people for terrorism offenses, 28 August 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5040b01fe.html [accessed 19 April 2014]|
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August 28, 2012
It has been reported that Iraqi authorities have executed 21 people found guilty of terrorism-related offences.
An unnamed Justice Ministry official said on August 28 that the executions had been carried out the previous morning.
The independent Alsumaria News website reports that three women were among those executed.
In July, London-based human rights group Amnesty International said Iraq had executed at least 70 people so far in 2012, compared with a total of 68 in 2011.
Based on reporting by AFP and dpa