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Kurdistan Resumes Executions After 7-Year Pause

After a seven-year moratorium, the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq has resumed executions, a move condemned by the U.N. human rights office. A man and his two wives were hanged last week in Iraqi Kurdistan, a little over a year after they were convicted of kidnapping and murdering two girls, U.N. officials said. Rupert Colville, speaking for the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, said he does not know exactly why Kurdistan authorities decided to resume...

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