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Iraq Executes 26 People for 'Terrorism' Offenses

Iraq has hanged 26 people convicted of "terrorism" offenses, the Justice Ministry said on Tuesday, pursuing what a U.N. official criticized as a "conveyor-belt of executions". All those executed on Sunday were Iraqi nationals. Among them was Adel al-Mashhadani, a "Sahwa" militia leader in Baghdad who was "famous for sectarian crimes", Justice Minister Hassan al-Shimari said in a statement on the ministry's website. Sahwa (Awakening) militias...

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