Iraq executes 11 convicted of ‘terrorism’: ministry

Iraq has executed 13 people including 11 convicted on charges relating to “terrorism,” the justice ministry said. (File Photo: AFP)
Updated 16 April 2018
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Iraq executes 11 convicted of ‘terrorism’: ministry

  • Iraqi justice ministry says thirteen people have been executed
  • Individuals executed were involved in car bombings and attacks on security personnel, says Iraq's justice ministry

Baghdad: Iraq has executed 13 people including 11 convicted on charges relating to “terrorism,” the justice ministry said Monday.
They included individuals responsible for car bombings, “killings of security forces personnel” and kidnappings, it said in a statement, without specifying dates, locations or other details of the attacks.
The executions are the first since the beginning of the year in Iraq, which according to rights group Amnesty International put to death at least 111 people in 2017.
On December 15, 38 people sentenced under Iraq’s terrorism law were hanged in the country’s Nasiriyah prison.
Three months earlier, 42 others were hanged at the same prison.
Iraq faces regular criticism from diplomats and rights groups over death sentences handed down almost daily under its terror laws.
Some 20,000 people were arrested during a years-long offensive by Iraqi forces battling to retake swathes of the country from Daesh.
Many have been sentenced to death but not yet executed.


Sudan's President Omar Al-Bashir arrives in Damascus in first such visit by Arab leader to Syria since crisis - Syrian state media

Updated 16 December 2018
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Sudan's President Omar Al-Bashir arrives in Damascus in first such visit by Arab leader to Syria since crisis - Syrian state media

AMMAN: Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir arrived in the Syrian capital Damascus on Sunday, the first such visit by an Arab leader since the start of the Syrian conflict, Syrian state media said.
President Bashar Assad welcomed him at the airport, official photos showed. Many Arab countries have shunned Assad since the conflict that began early in 2011 after protests calling for his downfall swept Syria.

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