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Iraq urged to halt imminent execution of 15 men

04 November 2011 The Iraqi authorities must halt the imminent execution of 15 men, Amnesty International said today, following reports that their death sentences had been ratified by the Iraqi presidency on Tuesday.According to media reports, the Iraqi presidency said that the 15 would be executed after the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, which takes place on Sunday.All 15 are said to be members of armed groups and were convicted of murdering dozens of people and raping women and girls at a wedding party in a village near al-Taji, north of Baghdad, in June 2006.They were sentenced to death on 16…

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