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Nassiriya, 38 'terrorists belonging to Al Qaeda and Daesh' hanged
The execution took place in the presence of the Minister for Justice. The convicts are Iraqis, but there is also talk of a Swedish citizen. Iraq ranked fourth in the world for the use of capital punishment, after China, Iran, Saudi Arabia.
Iraqi bishops againt hanging Tareq Aziz
Prelates slam the decision to hang Saddam Hussein’s right hand man. They call for life to be respected. For ordinary Iraqis, the sentence is politically motivated. Saddam’s former Christian minister remains a controversial figure.
Saddam Hussein to hang for crimes against humanity
For Iraq's current Prime Minister the sentence ends the dark period of the tyranny. Others call it the outcome of US manipulation. Iraqi President Talabani refuses to sign the death sentence since he personally opposes the death penalty.
19/10/2016 11:15:00 IRAQ
Anti-Isis Iraqis marked and executed in Mosul
To express their opposition, some Mosul residents wrote word "M" ( "Muqawamah", resistance) on the city’s walls. Those discovered were immediately sentenced to death without trial. The militiamen fleeing the besieged city, are headed to Raqqa and Deir Ez Zor in Syria, thanks to the Turkish army protection. A new map of Turkey encompasses the northern Syria, Mosul, Erbil, Kirkuk and part of Armenia. From Saudi Arabia and Qatar a hashtag: "Mosul is annihilated". The hashtag of the Iraqi government: "Mosul is liberated”.
Petition for a new UN resolution
Ninety per cent of Iraqis want to see Saddam Hussein hang, says Kurdish envoy
Saywan Barzani, Kurdish envoy in Europe, explains why President Jalal Talabani, who is on record for opposing the death penalty, said "Saddam deserves a death sentence 20 times a day". Even terrorists are against the former dictator.
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