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Iraq Hangs 11 Convicted of Terrorism

Iraq hanged 11 people convicted of terrorist offenses on Thursday, the Justice Ministry said, pursuing what a U.N. official has criticized as a “conveyor-belt of executions”. All those executed were Iraqi nationals, Justice Ministry spokesman Haider al-Saadi said in a text message to Reuters, bringing the total number of people executed in less than one week to 37. Violence in Iraq has surged in the past year to its highest levels since the Sunni-Shi'ite sectarian bloodshed that...

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