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Iraq: Dozens executed in two days amid increased violence

Headline Title:  Iraq: Dozens executed in two days amid increased violence 10 October 2013 The Iraqi authorities must immediately halt all executions, Amnesty International said after 42 people were executed in the last two days.“The escalation in the number of executions in recent days is an extremely alarming development,” said Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui, Middle East and North Africa Deputy Director at Amnesty International.”Death sentences continue to be imposed after grossly unfair trials. ‘Confessions’ obtained under torture on which convictions are based make it very likely that…

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