Iraqi president approves more than 340 death sentences: official[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
SULAIMANI — Iraqi President Barham Salih’s office recently signed off on more than 340 death sentences issued by courts specializing in terrorism and criminal cases, an official said on Sunday (January 24).
“The ratifications took place after checking the cases in all their constitutional and legal aspects, including the exhaustion of all appeal methods, and the lack of inclusion in the General Amnesty No. 27 of 2016,” an unnamed [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
by the state-run Iraqi News Agency (INA).
The official also said that the presidency would continue to approve death sentences with “precision and caution, far from any other considerations.”
Forty-two prisoners were [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
, also known as al-Hoot, in October, according to UN human rights experts.
Approximately 4,000 prisoners, most of them charged with terrorism offences, are believed to be on death row in Iraq.