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UN: Rise in Iraqi Execution of Islamist Militants Could Bring Injustices

The United Nations said on Monday Iraqi government efforts to speed up execution of Islamic State militants following a Baghdad bomb attack that killed 324 people could result in innocent people being put to death. "[It is] all too easy to permit such atrocities to stoke the fires of vengeance. But vengeance is not justice," U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said in a statement. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, facing pressure following the...

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