Saturday, 10 March 2007

At the end of 2006 dozens of people remained on death row. - IRAQ

Death penalty

Dozens of people were sentenced to death by Iraqi criminal courts during the year. The first executions since Iraq re-imposed the death penalty in August 2004 were carried out in September. At the end of the year dozens of people remained on death row.

  • Ahmad al-Jaf, Jasim 'Abbas and 'Uday Dawud al-Dulaimi, who were believed to be members of the armed group Ansar al-Sunna, were sentenced to death in May by a criminal court in the town of al-Kut, about 170km south-east of Baghdad. The three men were found guilty of kidnapping, rape and murder. They were executed in September by hanging.


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