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Iraq Executes 42 ‘Terrorists,’ Including Woman, As Violence Worsens

Iraq executed 42 people, including a woman, for mass killings and other “terrorism” offenses over two days this week, the justice ministry and the United Nations said on Thursday after a surge in sectarian violence.   The U.N. mission in the country said it was concerned about the executions, which took place on Tuesday and Wednesday, and repeated its call for Baghdad to suspend the death penalty.   Rights groups say executions have been on the rise in recent years.   ...

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