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UN Slams Iraq Over Prisoner Executions

The United Nations human rights office is condemning the execution of at least 42 people in Iraq on terrorism charges over the past two days and calling on the Iraqi government to halt executions.  After Iraq hung 42 prisoners this week on terrorism charges, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, says the justice system in Iraq is too seriously flawed to apply the death penalty. The U.N. said the latest executions bring to 140 the number of people put to death in ...

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