Crime

120 Executions Planned in Iraq

| by Amnesty

On Monday, March 9, the Iraqi government announced to Amnesty International that 128 death sentences have been ratified, and that executions would commence soon at the rate of 20 per week

Exactly who these 128 people are, what crimes they have been condemned for, or how imminent these executions are is not known. It is also now known how many of these prisoners facing execution might have been transferred to Iraqi authorities from US custody following the Status of Forces Agreement that came into effect at the beginning of this year.

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