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Iraq: Another spike in executions with 38 hanged in last four days

Headline Title:  Iraq: Another spike in executions with 38 hanged in last four days 22 January 2014 Reports have emerged today of 12 secret executions carried out by the Iraqi authorities, bringing the number of prisoners put to death since Sunday to 38, Amnesty International said.“The increasing use of the death penalty in Iraq will only fuel more violence as many of those executed are often convicted after grossly unfair trials,” said Said Boumedouha, Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme.“The only way to deal effectively with the security threats faced by…

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