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Iraq: Executions at their highest in post-Saddam Iraq

Headline Title:  Iraq: Executions at their highest in post-Saddam Iraq 08 November 2013 A sharp increase in the use of the death penalty in Iraq has brought the number of known executions to the highest in the decade since the toppling of Saddam Hussein in 2003, with at least seven prisoners sent to the gallows yesterday, sparking fears that many more death row prisoners are at risk, Amnesty International said."Iraq’s increased use of the death penalty, often after unfair trials in which many prisoners report having been tortured into confessing crimes, is a futile attempt to resolve…

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