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Iraq urged to end executions amid ratification of death sentences

Headline Title:  Iraq urged to end executions amid ratification of death sentences 18 December 2012 Iraq must impose an immediate moratorium on executions as a first step towards abolition Amnesty International said, amid yesterday’s reported ratification of further death sentences.Death sentences for 28 people accused of terrorism-related offences were reportedly ratified on 17 December by one of the vice-Presidents, the last step in the judicial process. They are at risk of imminent execution.  Earlier this month it has been reported that about 40 death row prisoners were transferred…

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